Graciela Rodo Boulanger was active/lived in Bolivia, France. Graciela Boulanger is known for allegory, figure and child genre painting, prints.
Biography from E. S. Lawrence Gallery Charleston
Born in La Paz, Bolivia, in 1935, Rodo Boulanger creates joyful
scenes that depict the pleasure of childhood in a childlike way.
Her simplistic, graceful lines and lyrical colors, make her
compositions as rhythmic, rigorous and spontaneous as the round-faced
children she paints.
Biography from American Design Ltd.
Raised in an artistic environment, Rodo
Boulanger studied both piano and art as a child. At 22, she decided she
must choose one or the other and began to devote all her attention to
her art. Four years later, her pursuit of her art took her to
Paris, where she still resides. In 1966, Rodo Boulanger's creative
efforts began to be recognized with the publication of her first
edition of engravings and her first exhibit in the United States.
then her work has been shown in more than 150 exhibitions on five
continents. In 1979, she was designated by UNICEF as official artist
for the International Year of the Child poster and two of her
tapestries were presented in the public hall of the U.N. General
Assembly that year.
Rodo Boulanger also has been recognized by
The Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, DC; the
Metropolitan Opera of New York; the World Federation of the United
Nations Associations; The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the Museum of
Modern Art, LaPaz; and the Modern Art Center, Zurich.
Rodo Boulanger's joyful scenes depict the pleasures of childhood in a
childlike way. Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Graciela Rodo Boulanger was
raised in an artistic environment. She studied piano with her
mother, and it was at the age of 25, after having studied music in
Chile, Austria, and Argentina, that she decided to devote herself to
her creative expression, which is painting. Since her first one
woman show in Vienna, 1953, she has worked in many other mediums beside
oil painting: etching, lithography, water colour, pastel, sculpture and
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More than 150 exhibitions of works by the artist
have been held on five continents of the globe. In 1979 she was
designated by UNICEF as official artist for the International Year of
The Child poster. In 1993 the world Federation of the United Nations
chose one of her oil paintings to illustrate a stamp issue and
accompanying limited edition print with the theme of endangered
Works by the artist have been acquired by many
institutions including: the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America,
Washington, D.C.: the Bibliotèque Nationale, Paris; the Museum of
Modern Art, La Paz; and the Modern Art Center, Zurich.
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