• Seated Woman, 45.7x40.6cm, Oil on Canvas, 1992
    Fernando Botero


Fernando Botero was born in Medellin, Colombia in 1932. He is famous for painting inflated figures and still life works, which are plump the utmost. Botero is one of the most representative painters of the Latin American by revealing the sense of humor and emotions on this works.

Botero has been working in both of France and the United States since 1973, and continues to work activity.

Botero won the award 'Guggenheim National Prize for Columbia' in 1960. Also, he received the Order of Boyacá in the Grade of Grand Cross in 1977.


페로난도 보테로는 1932년에 콜롬비아의 메데인에서 태어났다. 통통하게 한껏 부풀려져 독특한 양감을 지니도록 표현한 인물과 정물 작품으로 유명하다. 이를 통해 남미의 유머감각과 정서를 가장 잘 드러냈다는 평을 받으며 남미의 대표적인 화가로 손꼽힌다.

1973년부터 프랑스와 미국을 오가며 작업활동을 이어가고 있다.


1960년에 Guggenheim National Prize for Colombia 상을 수상했으며 1977년 베네수엘라 앙드레스 베로 훈장, 콜롬비아 보야카 대십자 훈장을 받았다.




1950 Medellin University

1952 San Fernando Academy and the Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

1955 Fresco techniques and art history, Florence, Italy



2012–2013 Museo Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

2012 Una celebración, Palacio Bellas Artes de México, Mexico

2010 Art is deformation, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY (solo)

2009 El Dolor de Colombia, Pinacoteca Diego Rivero, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

2008 The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

2007–2008 Botero: Oeuvres récentes, Marlborough Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco (solo)

2007 Fernando Botero: Abu Ghraib, University of California, Berkeley, CA (solo)

2007 The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Canada (solo)

2006 Fernando Botero, Athens Concert Hall, Greece (solo)

2005 Palazzo Venezia, Rome, Italy

2004 The Art Museum, Singapore


Public Collections

Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia

Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyongju, Korea

Staatgalerie Moderne Kunst, Munich, Germany

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Japan

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany

Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan

Museo Nacional, Bogota, Colombia

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile