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 Fernando Botero  (1932 - )

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Lived/Active: New York / Colombia/France      Known for: rotund female figure painting, sculpture

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BIOGRAPHY for Fernando Botero
1932 (Medellin, Columbia)
New York / Colombia/France

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rotund female figure painting, sculpture

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Fernando Botero, the youngest of three brothers, was born in Medellin, the industrial and commercial center of Columbia; a small provincial city high in the Andes mountains. His father, who died when Fernando was four, was a salesman who traveled on horseback into the mountains to work. Botero had an uncle who sent him to a school for matadors.

Botero's first painting was a watercolor of a matador. As an adolescent he discovered "Esquire Magazine" and the Vargas girls and decided that he (showing 500 of 31154 characters).

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