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Álvarez, Andrés Antonio
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Castro, José Joaquín
Dávila, José Antonio
de Faria, Guilherme
del Rio, Paul
de Rugama, Manuel
Fontalvo Barandica, Gabriel
Hung, Francisco (Chino)
Inaty, Belén Helena
López Méndez, Luis
Moreno Reveron, Edgar
Pacheco Rivas, Julio
Palacios, Luisa (Nena)
Perez, Jorge (Zerep)
Quintana Castillo, Manuel
Rojas, Carlos Germán
Vásquez Brito, Ramón
Zapata, Pedro León
Álvarez, Andrés Antonio
The coast of Sucre state, Venezuela is the first artistic framework of this
naive artist born in 1939 in the town of Los Altos de Cumana. This artist discovers in molding clay dolls and making
his potential while performing other offices in Caracas. The opening of a collective exhibition in the organization
where he works called him to form rows in the art, and takes the Honorable Mention in the "First Hall of the Police
Armed Forces" in 1965 then actively participates in many group exhibitions. Naif part of the exhibition being held
at the Concorde salons in France and his work is well received by collectors in that country, Italy and Japan. In
1984 he received the Award Fundarte in La Guaira, in 1985, the Caracas Metro Award and in 1988, the Award "400 years
of La Pastora", among others.
This artist was born in Caracas in 1957. He was formed in the french and
italian school and winds up its potential in the seventies, with sculptures of horses and human figures cast in
bronze, a recurrent theme in his work. Is greater freedom in expression after the influences of his master Etienne
Martin and passes to abstraction, working with metal rods wielding whim to configure spaces, while marking in
lithography and screen printing. In the eighties, the violence of their initial proposals, "concentrations" as he
calls them, are decanted without them predominates in a given volume. Get the "Pepino Acquavella" award at the V
National Exhibition of Youth in Caracas in 1977 and in 1983 won the contest Fundametal in Valencia. Carabobo state
with iron monument. It is a three-time winner Arturo Michelena Award. His work has been displayed in France,
Hungary, Colombia, United States, India, Spain and Venezuela.
Direct, without pre-established schemes, spontaneous, with intense colors
and various levels this painter born in 1949 in El Tigre, Anzoategui, lays the foundations for his paintings, framed
within figurative forms. His art, brash, is a synthesis of the nuances of abstraction. Barreto studied in El Tigre,
in Ciudad Bolivar in Caracas and is set in the seventies. Participate in art workshops university and the Faculty of
Architecture and Urbanism of the UCV and in 1982 traveled to Milan, Italy, to study graphic design. His work has
been displayed in Peru, France, Colombia and Venezuela museums and galleries. Among the awards for his work include
the Special Jury Prize at the V Hall of Malpenza in Milan, Italy, in 1982, the Gold Medal at the Biennial of the
Caribbean and Central America, the Dominican Republic in 1992 and the Statement Annual Spring show in Venice, Italy,
Bassim, Francisco Javier (Goma)
After exhibiting his art in numerous solo and group exhibitions in his
country: Venezuela, Goma, born in Venezuela in 1964, takes his art to the United States, Argentina, Italy and Paris.
His "gomeros" are universal characters that acquire caricature art forms in its interpretation, such as Las Meninas
and La Gioconda. In turn, comic book superheroes are reinvented integrate with other characters of his invention and
invite audience participation. The intense color and expressiveness of his sculptures will add relief to those
proposals that are part of permanent collections in several important galleries in Venezuela and abroad. His works
have been represented in the Hall Armando Reveron (1986), the Annual Hall of St. Mary's University (1991), the Art
Gallery Shop of Caracas (1992), Lights the Americas. A collection of Venezuela Art, Miami, Florida (1994), the Hall
Venezuela Venezuela Consulate in New York (1990), among other galleries.
Stones, seeds, natural fiber yarns, feathers give support to the work of
this artist who explores the sense of identity, with a poetic turn of exaltation nature. Becerra was born in Tachira
in 1951, he trained at the School of Visual Arts "Cristobal Rojas", he worked in the workshops of master Carlos Cruz
Diez and Jesus Soto and photography studio "Photo Expression" and Art at the Central University of Venezuela . His
work has been exhibited in group shows in France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Cuba, the United Kingdom and
the United States. In 1988 the Museum of Fine Arts in Caracas organized in his honor, "Imagination and Transparency"
Becerra won in 1973 the first prize of the Second Biennial Sculpture "Art Exhibition of Young Artists" of Caracas
and in 1984 Award Museo Francisco Narvaez, in Porlamar.
Advertising design, graphic design and engraving are combined in their
creations. His studies at the Institute of Design at the Neumann Foundation in Caracas, in the Atelier Pedagogique
63 Gravure de Paris and the Pratt Institute in New York give elements for experimentation with paper, sand, oxides,
in which the images are mixed with stamps and photographs. This artist born in Caracas in 1949 is represented in
museums, galleries and collections of Venezuela, in the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art in Bogotá,
Colombia, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lima, Peru and Museum OAS in Washington, United States. Among the awards
received include the painting Juan Lovera Arturo Michelena, Ateneo de Valencia, Venezuela 1993, drawing Armando
Reveron Hall Arturo Michelena Award, Ateneo de Valencia, Venezuela 1992 First Prize of the Latin American Biennial
of Graphic Arts, Mocha Prize Hall New York 1984 and the Prize of Drawing Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
From the world of advertising and design this painter and engraver emerges.
Born in Prague in 1917 and incorporated into the Venezuelan plastic to mid-fifties. Participates in the "Official
Meeting of Painting" and send tasks to VII Hall D'Empaire and Planchart Hall. Cosmic space centralizes its original
proposal and then move to figuration, with elements of social criticism and reminiscent of the Second World War.
Another of his themes are ink drawings and gouaches of Musicians during his stay in New York and Los series hybrid
in addressing the human-machine relationship. Work in the Cosmos and Metropolis series, and in 1969 first solo
exhibition at the Gallery XX2 of Caracas, as in New York, Slovenia, Israel, Bogotá. In 1990, the year of his death,
MACCSI organizes its exhibition "Cosmovision". His work is represented in major public and private collections in
This painter born in Mirasol, state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1946 reveals a
romantic profile for excellence in the creation of female figures. His art combines the ethereal, the naive, the
mysterious and dreamlike images to exalt their ladies who look like out of the Belle Epoque. His proposal also
accommodates still lifes and illustration of books with the same atmosphere that addresses the issue of women.
Bernardes participates in group exhibitions since 1970 in Schultz Gallery and the Gallery Oca 1971, Sao Paulo,
Brazil, a city where he has his workshop. In 1973 his paintings leads to the Galeria da Bahia, Rio de Janeiro and in
the eighties out in the city of Milwaukee and received praise in the American-Brazilian Cultural Institute in
Washington DC. It is also applied in Mexico City, Hamburg, Lisbon, Caracas and Tokyo.
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The cemeteries of cars will be the inspiration of his first subjects for
support in its jump to the Big Apple, where heat gives Bogarin Printmarking Workshop, must stay Venezuelan artists
of the seventies. Contact the new proposals, Rafael Bogarín, born in 1946 he makes master printer, promoter of art,
works a silkscreen on the color and geometry monopolize the space and time is allowed to experiment with film,
formatted Super Eight . In 1982 consolidates the first Vial Venezuela Museum in his hometown: El Tigre, Anzoategui,
which integrates with other artists in the development of large-scale works by way of fences. Receive the Rome Prize
at the XXVIII Official Salon in 1968 and Honorable Mention in the First Exhibition of Young Artists of the House of
Culture in Maracay in 1971 and his work is represented in the MOMA, the Israel Museum, among other cultural
Abstract rich colors, shapes, forests, animals, fruits and flowers emerge
from the influences of this American teacher born in Wisconsin in 1935 and graduated from Tulane University in New
Orleans, Louisiana, with the MFA and Engraving in 1960. His strong academic background will feed their experiences
of teaching at universities in their country and their experiences in their sabbaticals that lead him to form
workshops and publishing on Italy, France and Germany. Without stopping the formation of their students and the
direction of cultural programs for graduates in the specialty, Bornhuetter exhibits his drawings, paintings and
lithographs on collective and individual museums and salons in the United States and around the world. For the
artist, his code of life is dictated art school when he asked to be aware of contemporary events and find their
personal tools, maintaining its integrity at all costs.
Burle Marx, Roberto
Architect. Born in San Paulo, Brazil in 1909 and died in Rio de Janeiro in
1994. A family trip to Europe in 1928 will ultimately define the future of the artist, it notes the boom of
modernism and urban-architectural phenomenon. Burle Marx takes singing lessons music, painting and gives inspiration
to his youthful restlessness in visits to the Berlin Museum and the Botanical Garden in Berlin Dalhem. In Caracas,
Venezuela takes over 30 projects between public and private gardens, highlighting the Parque del Este and the
Botanical Garden of Maracaibo. Also develops the gardens in Brasilia UNESCO in Paris, France, and a water garden
Nations in Vienna, Austria, among others. Along with growth in landscaping, in 1945, participating for the first
time in a collective outside Brazil, in the city of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Burle Marx has received
awards in the world.
This Venezuelan, born in 1951 receives painting classes from teachers Ernst
Pascual and Navarro Flugel. Then he makes the Neumann Institute internship and print shops Simon Rodriguez
University, specializes in illustration and graphic design at Indiana State University in the United States.
Conducts studies in the workshop of Art of Fire Candido Millan and becomes a specialist in the use of the airbrush.
The artist is an expression that borders on the naive, with bright, cheerful and very harmonious colors. Later in
teaching it is integrated in different institutions such as the Neumann Institute, IUTIRLA and is set on the island
of Margarita, where he teaches Design, Packing and works in stained glass workshops.
Born in Calabozo, Guárico State, Venezuela in 1944. It begins in the art of
his own. In the late fifties he began to receive tutorials and manages to travel later to Paris, Moscow and Rome
where he continued his training. Back in Venezuela founded the "Golden Brush" workshop and "Lyrical Expressionism"
movement. Exhibits at the Library of Barquisimeto Pio Tamayo in 1973 in Caracas, in 1978 goes to the Montez-Lugo
Gallery and the same year presented its proposal in the Gallery of the Chamber of Commerce of Maracay. He has also
taken his work to France, the Biennial of Havana in Cuba in 1984, the Michelena Hall of Valencia, Carabobo state,
the same year as Artemis Expo in New York in 1985. Among his awards Painting Prize is de la Ville Vitro Sur Seine in
Paris, France in 1983.
His dreams and visions of man of the people go directly to the fabric and
give life to a world of women, children, animals, dense forests with a profusion of colors and meticulous recreation
of his subjects from the forties. Carvallo, considered the first Venezuelan naif painter was born in the village of
Naiguatá in 1920. The Maestro Armando Reveron will provide its first advice on the frame, placing the fabrics, the
use of colors. A report in the newspaper El Nacional in 1948 will discover the rest of the country and almost
simultaneously he organized his first solo exhibition at the Free Art Workshop. In 1966 the Gallery of Modern Art in
Caracas exhibits his paintings and that same year they successfully complete negotiations on a sample of the works
of Carvallo in France. Also disclosed in Latin Naif Painting Exhibition in 1973 in the Casa de las Americas, Havana,
in 1975, among others, and his work is part of the collections of the National Art Gallery in Caracas, Museum of Art
Washington primitive and Museum of Modern Art, to name just a few institutions. National Plastic Arts Prize in 1966,
first distinction of this nature made to a naif painter.
Castro, José Joaquín
This Venezuelan photographer born in Caracas in 1930 captures a different
light in each of his works. The urban landscape and even hundreds of times recreated image acquires poetic tones on
your lens. In 1977 he presents his show "Fame and Beauty of Venezuela" in New York. A year later the light filtered
through infrared film and proposals of large format black and white, to become his specialty. Exhibits in the United
States, Mexico, Israel and most recently published a book of his work. Under this scheme in 1996 recreates the
landscape of the Holy Land and using the same technique presented in his 1997 exhibition "Notes and pieces,
Born in the Colombian city of Palmira in Colombia, in 1974 and nationalized
Venezuela. In 1993 he graduated from the School of Visual Arts Christopher Rojas majoring in pure art and continues
to study anthropology at the Central University of Venezuela. His work, which he calls "pictorial archeology"
resorted to tearing of the fabrics are intertwined harmoniously. His proposal has been exhibited in important group
and solo exhibitions in Venezuela. He has participated in the LXI National Hall Arturo Michelena, Ateneo de
Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela (2003), in the LXII National Hall Arturo Michelena, at the Ateneo de Valencia,
Carabobo, Venezuela (2004) and the Venezuelan Graphics exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas Sofia Imber
(MACSI), Caracas, Venezuela. Among the awards received are the Mention Painting, Best Technique, Dycvensa First
Hall, Ateneo de Caracas, Venezuela (2004) and Honorable Mention IV University Hall University Art Gallery (UCV)
Venezuelan born in Brescia, Italy. Is formed at the School of Plastic Arts
Cristobal Rojas, workshops Vasquez Brito, Guevara Moreno, Regulo Perez and Oswaldo Subero and engraving, silkscreen
and woodcut at the Simon Bolivar University. Cortesi recreates mythology techniques using light degradation, giving
dimensional atmospheres. Its characteristic language gets space in solo shows at the Gallery The Wall in 1982, Seven
Seven Gallery in 1983, both in Caracas and in the Orinoco Cultural Foundation of Puerto Ordaz in 1987. Cortesi also
goes to the International Biennial of Contemporary Art Florence, Italy, in 1999, Jacono Borges Museum in Caracas in
1998 and the Biennial of Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts in Tapei in Taiwan, Republic of China in 1994. It
also has representation in the Art Museum of the Americas in 1994 Moscoso and the Gallery in 1966, both in
Dávila, José Antonio
Born in New York in 1935. In 1948 he joined the School of Fine and Applied
Arts of Caracas and leaves to follow the lessons of the Free Art Workshop, later goes to Martin Tovar y Tovar de
Barquisimeto School. Participates in the XII official Salon from 1951 to 1969. In 1970 with other artists the group
Davila 70. Presence develops figurative proposal, in which man is subject to the pressures of their environment.
Among the many awards they received the Rome Prize Arturo Michelena, XVIII Official Salon in 1957, Antonio Edmundo
Monsanto Prize XXII Hall Arturo Michelena in 1964 and the Arturo Michelena Award (shared with Luis Chacon) are XXVII
Hall in 1969. His work It is part of the Art Museum of the University of Texas, Austin, the Museum of Design, Rhode
Island, Providence, Museum of John F. Kennedy University of San Francisco, California, in the United States and the
National Art Gallery The Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, among other places.
De Faria, Ghilherme
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1942. His career began in the late fifties and
later became one of the most appreciated artists recorded worldwide with more than 200 thousand works sold. The work
of the artist has been exhibited in Italy, Paraguay, Canada, Buenos Aires and Germany, among other countries. De
Faria began his career by participating in the First Youth Drawing Exhibition, sponsored by the Museum of
Contemporary Art at the University of Sao Paulo. This artist and self-taught painter, born in Guimarães, Brazil
grows the figurative current and worked the strong water, oil and posters. Horses, bulls and women are part of the
recurring themes Long Guilherme de Faria cycle begins with the expressionist oil and then turn to the production of
romantic female figures and a final stage overturned address to poetry and literature .
De Rugama, Manuel
In 1982 Rugama makes a decision: break with his engineering studies at the
Tecnologico de Monterrey and is dedicated entirely to art. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1950, Rugada exhibited for
the first time in a group show at the Art Fair XII of the American Embassy in Mexico. City in 1982. The following
year a sample solo Sunflower Gallery in Houston, Texas, in the United States and Gallery Pen Moon in Paris, France.
In 1984, the INBA gives the first prize as Best Youth Value and the same year, his proposal is very successful in
the Platypus Gallery in Sydney, Australia.
Del Río, Paúl
Political passion and art go hand in hand of this painter, screen printer
and critic, born in 1943 in Cuba and inserted at two years in Venezuela, where his family roots Asturian arrives in
Caracas. In the heat of social struggle in the sixties, the rebel Paul River makes cartoons under the pseudonym
URBA. In the mid-seventies, under another context, his real name, he participated in numerous solo and group
exhibitions in Venezuela, Spain, Mexico, Finland, Japan, Romania, Colombia, Germany, Canada and Austria. Also the
artist creates images to the Sixth Chamber Music Festival Colonia Tovar and the Order Juan Pablo Perez Alfonso with
the theme "Mineral Hand" concept will be later a bronze sculpture for the Second OPEC Summit in Caracas, with
aftershocks in Vienna, Austria and Avenida Libertador, La Campina.
Born in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela. The work of this naif painter
revolves around his hometown: Maracaibo. His intense activity on the canvas includes daily prints the Baralt
Theatre, the Plaza Bolivar, Maracaibo Lake, the bridge, the harbor, the gaitera musical activity, the Virgin of
Chiquinquirá and San Benito dancing with its rich variety of characters. With touches of intense color, very light,
casting Figueroa leaves nostalgia for the scenarios that gave the capital of Zulia new construction by the dynamics
of its architecture and the thrust of oil development. Your perception of reality, marks a particular style that has
made the artist, a real visual chronicler of his land, a genuine representative of the Venezuelan folk art and an
icon for your region. Figueroa creating displayed in numerous public and private collections in Venezuela.
Fontalvo Barandica, Gabriel
His painting features a world of intense color, parks, tropical flowers in
rich detail, wild animals and rivers, in close conjunction with their fantastic visions. Fontalvo Barandica born in
Colombia in 1928, comes from the town of Puerto Giraldo. The artist was quickly incorporated into the plastic of his
country as an autodidact and inscribe your name in the Youth Art Salon in Cali, and the Medellin Museum of Zea,
among other exhibits. Later he goes to the United States in 1975 and participates in a group of artists of Latin
American primitive painting in the Gallery Anderson Hopkins in Washington, among other exhibits. His art has been
awarded the First Bolívar National Prize (1962), the National Library of Bogotá and the First Prize of the
Universidad Autonoma de Occidente in Cali (1971) and is represented in public and private collections in Finland,
Germany, Sweden , Spain, the United States and Canada, among other countries.
Born in Bogota, Colombia, 1947. Being the daughter of an Argentine diplomat,
he took Malina Galac born in Bogota and study in Venezuela, Spain and England. To settle in Caracas in 1964 and
siding art between 1969 and 1973, Alirio Palacios and Luisa Palacios will serve as a guide in their training at the
Institute of Design Neumann. The CEGRA hosts her later and in 1979 awarded her recognition in the domain of
engraving and etching. Malina experiments with pigments and textures and acts as promoter and teacher of graphic
arts in Venezuela. Awards received in Venezuela: 1988 Honorable Mention in engraving, First National Salon of
Plastic Arts, Sala CADAFE. 1991 Single Award in Printmaking: Pedro Angel Gonzalez, First Biennial of Puerto La Cruz.
Julio Morales Lara Award, XLIX Hall Arturo Michelena, Valencia.
His vocation as a painter receives the teachings of Professor Lucio Rivas
and leads to the Faculty of Architecture of the Central University of Venezuela, where he graduated in 1967. Once
this phase, Elena Gil enters Training Center Graphic CEGRA and continues studies at the University Colorado where
she specializes in watercolor, under the direction of Professor Lynn Wolfe and drawing and anatomy, with Professor
Frank Sampson. In 1973 he founded with other students of Professor Lucio Rivas, the little shop that works as a
small gallery and teaching center for children plastic. His works have been exhibited in solo shows in Barquisimeto
Read Gallery in 1985, in the Gallery of Playa Grande Yachting Club in 1983, in the Gallery El Muro Caracas in 1981,
Born in Venezuela in 1960 he received his first art tools in workshops
taught by Pedro Centeno Vallenilla, Regulo Perez Morales Inna Renon and Eleonora and in turn studied at the School
of Visual Arts Cristóbal Rojas. Naif sculptor of expression, Gonzalez takes samples to solo exhibitions at the
Centre Thermal Trenches of Carabobo State, the Art Gallery of Corpoindustria in Aragua state, Venezuela Caracas
Lebanon Club and the Consulate of Venezuela in New York, between other. He has also participated in group
exhibitions at the XX Annual Exhibition Armando Reveron, Venezuelan Expressions 3 Businees Center Brickell Miami,
Florida. His work is part of important public and private collections in Venezuela and has been recognized with an
Honorable Mention Hall of Sub Officers Club and the annual Hall of the Chamber of Commerce.
This artist born in France in 1944 is recognized internationally. It draws
on engraving workshops Fort de France (Haiti) and later attended the studio of Louis Calevaert-Brun in Paris. Begins
to travel the world in the decade of the seventy-seven years later is set in Venezuela. In that moment of its
creation, he works in hyperrealistic watercolors. In the eighties installed a workshop in Paris and engages in large
three-dimensional forms in which stones, twigs, fabric and metal elements, a characteristic of his paintings,
collages and lithographs are integrated. His work has been widely shown in museums and galleries in France, Germany,
USA, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan and Colombia, among other instances. In 1986 he was conferred the Prize of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Third Biennial of Drawing in Caracas.
It is considered one of the greatest exponents of the Chilean School of
Realism. Rodolfo Harding was born in Santiago de Chile. Work in the mid-sixties as assistant scene of the National
Ballet of Chile and serves as assistant artist Julio Escamez. The artist is then set to Caracas, where he works and
acquires a gallery. His work ranges from surrealism and hyperrealism and surprised by its originality in the work of
the fabrics and the almost photographic precision you get. Among the many awards include First Prize in the Arts
Fair of Drawing in 1962 in Chile, the First Prize at the Municipal Drawing in 1962 in Chile, the First Prize in the
Hall of La Guaira in 1978 in Venezuela . His work is in private collections in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Germany,
Japan, Sweden and Venezuela, among other countries.
This Venezuelan born in 1952 in Campo de Carabobo in Venezuela is formed in
the Rafael Monasteries of Fine Arts of Maracay, in Aragua State, majoring in painting, sculpture and printmaking. He
teaches and performs printing techniques decorated for a university theater group. With his credentials, Herrera
completed his studies in Paris and fascinated by geometric trends established his headquarters in the town of Evry,
France. His work takes him to be present at the XXI Festival of Painting Cagnes, France in 1989 and the Euromadi
Festival in Hungary in 1998. He also leads his proposals to events of the magnitude of Realités Nouvelles in Paris,
the Havana Biennial in 1985, the Biennale of Young Artists in Caracas (1983-1985) and the Hall of Plastic Arts
Arturo Michelena (1982-1986). His art is represented in Venezuela, Switzerland, France, Italy, England, Cuba, Japan
and the United States.
Born in the state of Nueva Esparta, Venezuela in 1957. Between 1976 and 1981
studies and Jewellery Design Patterns in the Conservatory of Arts Massana in Barcelona, Spain. His works in painting
are exposed in the Catalan Centre of Hispanic Culture in Barcelona, Spain in 1977. Two years later he becomes
entitled Second Jewellery Design Award in the Spanish Gemology Association, Barcelona, Spain. In the eighties,
Eifriedde Heder shows his art in exhibitions in Barcelona, Spain and the Gallery Sheffield Chicago, in the United
States. It also participates in several meetings of relevance in Venezuela, equally developing their skills in
painting, enamel and jewelry.
Hung, Francisco (Chino Hung)
Born in Canton, China, in 1937 and died in Maracaibo in 2001, the city that
gives answers to their vocation in the School of Visual Arts in July Arraga. Complete their education in Paris in
1958 with a grant from the municipality and enrolls in the School of Fine Arts. His solo exhibition "Floating
materials" at the Museum of Fine Arts in 1963 marks a watershed with inimitable style where reigns the dotted line
and color, as a large patch. It represents Venezuela in the VIII Biennial of Sao Paulo and performs numerous solo
and group exhibitions, highlighting his first retrospective at the Museo de Arte La Rinconada in 1985. His many
awards include First Prize Hall Arturo Michelena. Valencia-Venezuela. 1986 First Prize Hall Arturo Michelena.
Valencia-Venezuela. 1970, the Eighth National Painting Prize in 1965 and Felisa Lernier Award for a young painter,
Biennial of Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1965.
Inaty, Belén Helena
Born in Caracas in 1955. His artistic training was consolidated in the
sixties and seventies in Naples in the Artistic Lyceum of Rome in the West Surrey College of Art and Design of
Surrey in England and Epson School of Art and Design, also in England. In 1975 participates in a student collective
at West Surrey College of Art & Design in England and four years later exposes individually in the Gallery of
YMCA in Caracas, he participates in the National Exhibition of Young Artists of CANTV, Caracas and at the Biennale
of young Artists of La Guaira, specializing in sculpture. In 1986 he wrote his name in the National Biennial of
Young Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas.
Kurt Larisch was born in Vienna, Austria in 1913, he came from a family with
three generations dedicated to art. The sculpture workshop of his grandfather and study photography and painting
from his father became his first school. Larish became interested in the field of animated film, advertising and had
to emigrate to England and India to the political instability in Europe. At the same time he continued to work in
painting and participated in several solo exhibitions until it took up residence in the United States and went to
Mexico in search of inspiration. Vibrant colors, geometric shapes, surreal images and optical illusions let flow his
viewpoint on civilization and dehumanization of the world. His universal message is exposed in Mexico, Canada,
France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Panama, India, and Britain. A late eighties
Larish was established in the state of Florida.
Born in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela. Art School Armando Reveron Ciudad Bolivar
serves as a starting point for training that will lead to enamel on metal workshops and courses in Caracas free
paint. Learn the technique of lithography, screen printing and makes internship in the workshops of Jesus Soto and
Cruz Diez in Paris. Participate in artistic activities in Rome and Milan and later founded, directs the Center for
Film Culture in Ciudad Bolivar and leads the Regional Workshop of Plastic Arts of Guyana, which groups the
constructivist artists. His art is represented in the Culture of Bolivar State, Museum of Ciudad Bolivar, the Museum
of Modern Art in Maracay, in the Gallery Graphic Editions of New Orleans in the United States, offices of
International Affairs of the FAO Rome, Italy, among other places.
Born in 1954 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. From 1973 to 1977 is influenced teacher
Waldemar da Costa, Brazilian trainer of many contemporary artists with European techniques of 20 and 30. His first
collective exhibition takes place in the Brazil-Japan Cultural Alliance in 1975. The work seeks to represent Lima
unconscious images of figures, animals, landscapes and flowers. The artist expands his horizon to the study of
Industrial Design and affirmed the passage, turn cultivated the art of lithography highlighting for a long period,
the feminine sensuality and human interaction. It has important role in the XX International Biennial of Sao Paulo
in 1989 and participated in exhibitions at the Art Collective Lithograph for 81 Armory in Washington, DC and in the
XV and XVI Meeting of Contemporary Art Chapel Art Show in Sao Paulo . Also it performs a solo exhibition of
lithographs at the Museum of Engraving Brazilian Bage.
López Méndez, Luis Alfredo
Born in 1901 and died in 1996. This lays the foundation of Caracas called
Circle of Fine Arts and the School of Caracas. Technical surprises with its colorful teenager. Political reasons
forced him to take up residence abroad which makes its mark as an illustrator for Vogue and acts as the advertising
and educational world. After his long journey through Cuba, Mexico, United States, Greece, Spain and France returns
to Venezuela, to the death of President Juan Vicente Gomez. Lopez Mendez takes back the brush to paint the
landscapes of La Guaira and exhibited his work at the Museum of Fine Arts and at the Sala Mendoza, in a job that
soon will treasure the National Art Gallery. He works naked bodies with expertise and accepts diplomatic functions,
policies and publishers. Among the awards received are the National Prize for Painting in 1943, Antonio Herrera Toro
Award in 1957 and Armando Reveron Award in 1987.
Born in Japan in 1924 and died in Sao Paulo in 1997. Mabe arrives at ten to
Brazil, accompanied by his family and integrated coffee plantations. Mabe recognize its share in the joys and
sorrows, in war and peace, in the socio-economic imbalances of his time and called "The Samurai of painting". At 22,
he starts painting oil on canvas, fruits and landscapes details of the colony and in 1953 was beginning to worry
more for the color. In 1958 Mabe explores abstract works and fabrics are impacted by their emotions. Your
sensitivity of artist received numerous accolades and awards, including first prize at the First Biennial of Paris,
the Fiat Award in the XXX Venice Biennial, the Gold Medal of the VII Salon of Modern Art in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and
the best national painter in the X Biennial of Sao Paulo, among others.
Manasero, María Luisa
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Acquired his artistic knowledge at the
National School of Fine Arts "Prilidiano Pueyrredón" and the "Ernesto de la Cárcova" School of Fine Arts. In the
initial phase of his career in the seventies working with sculpture in the workshop of Antonio Pujía. Later, in
1975, he held a solo exhibition of drawings to the Art Gallery of Mar del Plata Auditorium and the Hall of Women and
Painting at the National Savings and Insurance. His international career mark the exhibition of his drawings in the
form of Latin American Art Museum in San Salvador in 1983 and the exhibition of serigraphs on the proposal "Master
and Student" Harper's art space in Mexico. DF. 1986.
Draftsman, painter, sculptor and engraver Brazilian. Born in Sao Paulo in
1948. His early works include medical surgical illustrate publications in the seventies. Then it takes a turn to
work with their drawings in the children's book "The Intimate Life of Laura". In 1978 he began his experience in
lithography and participate in the IV Art Ribeiro Preto and the II National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Rio de
Janeiro. In a more recent example, in 1984, the artist exposes individually in the Cultural Space of the Business
Center of Sao Paulo and in a group of Doctors Artists, Cultural Center of Coexistence, Campinas, Sao Paulo.
Painter and sculptor. He was born in Santa Teresa del Tuy, Venezuela, 1941.
Elsa Morales prefers to be called a painter of the people, a popular artist, rather than naive. And underlines the
course which takes its life from the break with his environment in 1967, to display his early works. Also speak in
his favor, his active participation in countless classrooms of young middle decades of the eighties and nineties,
its interface with the national and international plastic and an open view on all topics, from painting, poetry, the
narrative, to the utilitarian art and self-esteem workshops. He received Honorable Mention, XXX Hall Arturo
Michelena (1972), the Barbarian Rivas Prize XXXVII Hall Arturo Michelena (1979), the Museum Contemporary Art Prize,
I Hall Painting Naive (1982), the Fundarte Award VII Hall Folk Art (1986) Special Award, First Biennial Painting
People Barbarian Rivas (1987).
Moreno Reverón, Edgar
Study at the School of Visual Arts Christopher Rojas between 1962 and 1964,
counseled by Professor Omar Carreño in university classrooms from 1969 to 1971. Later part of Spain with a grant
from the National Council for Culture and the Gran Mariscal Foundation Ayacucho. In Madrid, he studied with
Professor Roger García Vásquez and delves into contemporary art in the painting workshop Soto Meza in the early
eighties. Participates in the first Biennial of Public Administration Employees in 1973, in the Hall of Art CANTV,
"the city that does not return" in 1975. It is the representative of Venezuela in the exhibition "Actual Painting"
in the collective organized by the Spanish cities of Alicante and Murcia in 1982, among other exhibits. His work is
represented in major public and private collections.
This Venezuelan artist, born in Merida received his first painting lessons
tutor E. Sarikian in Tehran in the late sixties. Other teachers: Fidel Santa Maria, Guillermo Marquez and Farouk
continued to advance in Caracas work in Tehran and taken to the outstanding student for the course at the School of
Visual Arts Christopher Rojas, where he graduated in 1977. His first solo exhibition takes entitled "Humanized
Force" and is carried out in the Durban Gallery in 1982. Five years later, "Force Humanized II" conquering the
spaces of the Art Gallery of the Children's Foundation. Among the awards received include the Twentieth Century Art
Prize Asopraes Hall in 1977, the First Prize of the Rotary Fine Arts Gallery Hall in 1973 and Honorable Mention
Rotary Hall of 1972 in the spaces of the gallery Sans Souci.
This photo artist born in Caracas in 1958. Infant inclination to capture in
his lens to family and friends is transformed into a professional necessity teenager. That self-initiation, trial
and error and refines his art since 1981 participates in the Salon of Young Photographers organized by the Museum of
Contemporary Art Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela. In turn, Opitz exhibits his work in numerous solo exhibitions in
his hometown. The artist focuses his lens on the urban landscape and captures the play of light in his art. His work
achieves the attention of audiences and critics and recognized with the Second Mention Documentary Photography R
Photography Biennial 2000, Cultural Center La Estancia. Caracas. His work is appreciated by national and
international collectors and is represented in public and private collections.
Oramas Maza, Sandro
Born in Barcelona, Spain 1955. When Sandro Oramas drives his first camera in
1975, a Rolleiflex, try to store it all over town, objects, people, and later, its archaeological treasures. Since
then, their educational background and family heritage will combine to present evidence of this rich American past
blooming in the Orinoco, in the Mayan ruins and take him to the exhibition halls in South America, Europe and the
United States. Tireless, Oramas will maintain ongoing tour of Europe, the United States, Japan and Venezuela, where
a stop made in 1993 to take charge of the National Center of Photography of cognac and later Arturo Michelena Museum
of Caracas. Among his awards are the Award of the Association of Amateur Film 1975, the Phoenix Award for
Photography, Arles, France 1985 and the First Prize for Photography 1993 Fundarte.
This artist born in Carabobo State cultivates geometric abstraction, which
includes jute and wood into one to give a special treatment to each piece. "I wanted to take that preciousness
exhibition which often have geometric works, because sometimes confuse one with a decorator ... This work is much
easier," said Ordaz. In 2005 participates in Valencia in a collective tribute to the painter Marcos Castillo and in
2006 in a group show at the Ateneo de Naguanagua later is carried Merida.
Born in 1951 in El Tigrito, Anzoategui, Venezuela. Began his training at the
Free Art Carve El Tigre in 1968, it goes to Caracas Workshops INCIBA, the Ince Caracas Center, the Museum of Fine
Arts and completed his studies in Milan, Italy. Accumulate experience in solo and group exhibitions in the Felix
Gallery and Gallery The Hall of Caracas and is part of the Hall of Aragua, the National Exhibition of Fine Arts and
the Municipal Hall of Visual Arts. Ovalles's work is requested in the Gallery Saint Ambroeus Milan and is making
headway in Italy participating in the contest Nazionale Della Varese Malpensa. He also stressed on the photographic
work in recent years. The work of this artist is represented at the National Art Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts
and numerous public and private collections.
Pacheco Rivas, Julio
This Caracas artist born in 1953. His works follow the course of
abstraction, then head to kinetic and make a stop in a color range that gives identity card. His desire to follow
their impulses led him to leave and return frequently to study art. With its proposal Instructions for downloading
the ladder in 1974, leaves folded paper randomly become relevant in your space and eventually become protagonists.
Caracas later this decision born in 1953 in Paris as the center of operations, realizes individual exhibitions in
European galleries and plasma concepts in paints, acrylics on canvas and stained glass. His work is represented in
the Bureau of Museums in Paris, La Casa de las Americas in Havana, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Managua /
Nicaragua and important collections of Venezuelan public and private organizations. Arturo Michelena, 1976 XIII
International Contemporary Art Prize of Monaco, 1980. Award
Her proposal makes use of advertising images, magazine clippings where the
female figure is subject and object. Graduated from the second class of Graphic Education Center and is a founding
Cegra support Footprint Workshop in 1979 that serves teaching and research center. She received the Prize Drawing
Annual Exhibition of Fine Arts, University Simon Rodriguez, Caracas, Venezuela, 1985, Bemardo Rubinstein Award, 50
Hall Arturo Michelena, Valencia, Venezuela, 1992, Pedro Angel Gonzales Award for Engraving, IV Biennial Arts, Puerto
La Cruz, Venezuela, 1997, CANTV Prize, Second Biennial of Graphic Arts of Caracas, Museum of Prints and Design
Carlos Cruz Diez, Caracas, 2000.
Born in Tucupita in 1944. It is one of the Venezuelan artists
of greatest projection abroad. His works have been performed in Switzerland, Geneva, New York, Miami and
international auction houses, Sotheby's and Christie's offer them to its customers since 1985. His work goes through
different stages and influences to embrace the neo figuration, in which cares about providing a poetic image. His
training as a draftsman, printmaker, painter and graphic designer School of Plastic Arts of Caracas, the Academy of
Fine Arts in Rome, Italy, the University of Fine Arts in Beijing and the University of Art in Warsaw, Poland are
listed. Palacios has exerted teaching work and cultural representative of Venezuela. His solo exhibitions have
occurred in Hong Kong, Warsaw, Switzerland, New York, Venezuela, among other countries. His works are represented in
the Association of Artists of Shanghai, China, in the Casa de Las Americas, Havana, Cuba, at the Center for
Contemporary Printmaking in Geneva and in the Brooklyn Museum, New York, plus a significant number of Venezuelan
institutions and the rest of the world. In 1977 obtains the National Prize of Plastic Arts in Caracas.
Palacios, Luisa (Nena Palacios)
This Caracas artist born in 1923 assumes the study recorded a
self-taught after graduating from the School of Visual Arts. In 1958 it was disclosed in Venezuela to obtain first
prize Planchart Hall. Then, he is working on a painting in which abound scenes of daily life. In 1963 after an
exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, a creative twist that makes promoter of the workshop, a group that will
result in the TAGA, spotlight graphic artists can be seen. It is deserving of the National Prize of Plastic Arts at
the mention Applied Arts in 1960 and the National Prize of Drawing and Printmaking at the XXIV Official Hall
Venezuelan Art Museum of Fine Arts in 1963. The work of this artist that oscillates between figuration and
abstraction is represented in museums, galleries and private collections in Venezuela and the world.
Born in Minas Gerais, Brazil in 1929. Artist broad domain of woodcut,
lithography, painting and photography. Participates in numerous group exhibitions in the seventies in Brazil and
later conquer New York, Santiago, Chile, Portugal and Canada. Lyria Palombini represents his country at the Sao
Paulo Biennial in 1976; in the Italo-Latin American Biennial of Graphic Technology in Rome - Italy in 1981 and in
the V Biennial of Engraving Latino-Americano in San Juan Puerto Rico, also in 1981, among other samples. His works
are represented in the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, at the Museum of woodcuts in Sao Paulo and the
University of Vicosa in Minas Gerais, and other institutions. Among his awards are the first prize in the Salon of
Visual Arts in Rio de Janeiro (1975) and more recently Brazil Hoje Art Award Yazigi Cultural Space of Sao Paulo.
Born in Caracas in 1921 and died in San Antonio de Los Altos, Miranda state
in 2005. "My colors are vital: talk, they fight and sing like people." With that verbal brushstrokes Mercedes Prado
defines his work evolves from informalism to the so-called lyrical abstraction. This artist gets a solid education
in the School of Fine and Applied Arts of Caracas, at the Ecole du Louvre and at the workshop of Andre Lhote in
Paris. Watercolor, collage, stained glass, ceramics, enamel are instances in his colorful journey that has many
stops on the overlay. His work has been widely disseminated in museums in Venezuela and Mexico, and has represented
his country in the V Biennial of Sao Paulo, the XXXI Venice Biennial, the First Biennial of Engraving of Puerto
Rico, the "Casa de las Americas" in Havana, Cuba, among others. He received the National Prize for Plastic Arts
Armando Reveron Award, Enamel Award, the prize for Artistic Crafts, Stuttgart, Germany, the Acquisition Award of the
Third Edition of "World Print III" in San Francisco California.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1952. Taking the path of naive art and
develops large colorful themes. He exhibits his drawings and multiple paintings in solo exhibitions at the Gallery
"Viva Mexico" in Caracas in 1980, 1982 and 1985. Participate solo in the Gallery "L'Atelier" of Guanajuato, and in
the House of Solidarity Argentina in the exile, also in Mexico. It is present in group shows at the gallery
"Peacock" in Mexico City in 1981, in 1984 returns to the Gallery "Viva Mexico" of Caracas in a group called "More
naive you be you" and a year later going to the spaces of the Museum of Petare, "Rivas Barbarian" in Miranda State.
It has also offered its editorial and album art world in the magazine "New Society" and Agenda "bad life" projects.
This Venezuelan born in Macuto, Vargas State, center of
activity on numerous samples of popular painting. At the age of 33 years it looks to the world of folk art. His
proposal uses the naive painting in which the colors are limited to the primary, the proportionality of the figures
does not follow patterns and scenes of Venezuelan folklore as El Baile del Sebucán, the Bird Guarandol, recurring
themes are made. Stresses in their exhibitions, the exhibition "Naive Painters" organized by Fundacultura Vargas in
2003, where he won the third prize. In other samples, their art present in the halls of Caracas College of
Engineering, the College of Physicians of Maturin, that of Guizpuzcoana House in La Guaira, the First Fair INAVI the
Messenger Library and the sample value -Art of Hotel Tamanaco in Caracas.
Pérez, Jorge (Zerep)
This sculptor and painter born in Valencia, Venezuela, in 1947 is formed in
the School of Fine Arts "Arturo Michelena" from his hometown, to continue studies at the University of Vincennes,
France. With the influences of geometric art and constructivism returns to Venezuela, he works in various techniques
and develops her sculptures. Participates in the Hall Arturo Michelena, the Official Hall of Arts, Latin American
Biennial of Drawing and Printmaking and Hall des Grands et jeunes d'Aujourd'hui Paris in 1978. Also the Modern Art
Museum of Monaco opens its doors in 1979 like the Hall of Images of America Latona on Parisi Ville, France, among
other places. His art is represented in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas, Maracay Art Museum, the Museum
Polychronopoulus of Athens and numerous private collections. He is recognized with the Honors of the Second
Exhibition of Young Artists Award Julio Morales Lara, Salon Michelena, in 1972, the "Experimental Work" of II Hall
of Sculpture Small and Medium Format Prize University of Carabobo.
Born in 1929 in Caicara del Orinoco, Bolivar State. He grows painting bars,
designing lottery tickets and other orders of their neighbors. Produces humorous cartoons pages of major Venezuelan
publications. Later, it gives formality to their ingenuity in the School of Plastic Arts of Caracas and is active in
La Barraca de Maripérez and Free Art Workshop. He completed his training in Rome, Paris and in the late fifties was
director of the School of Arts at the University of Los Andes and then deputy director of the School Cristobal
Rojas. In 1992 wrote the book Orinoco, ironic and dreamlike. Among the many awards received are the National Prize
at the Official Salon with its "Coto de Caza" 1967 National Prize "Armando Reveron" 1999 "Arturo Michelena" Award in
its editions IX, XIII, Ateneo de Valencia, State Table Carabobo, 1951 and 1955.
He was born in Yugoslavia in 1919 and nationalized Venezuela. This artist
arrives in Caracas in the Forties with solid knowledge of drawing, painting and advertising art. The latter
specialty becomes your job and raises it to the category of Art Director of one of the most important agencies
outdoor advertising. Travel the country and is inspired by the landscape and the traditional Venezuelan architecture
it will take shape in his paintings and silkscreens from a facade of a house in Coro, a bus, one bodeguita of
Cumana. Petrovich and his conquest naive view exhibitions and art salons country and the public and critics widely
applauded his proposal. His work has been featured in galleries in New York and Miami. Receives Award for Painting
of CANTV, the Caveguías Prize and Honorable Mention Annual Exhibition of Art at the University Santa Maria.
Everyday life and its characters are lines and colors that come alive in the
work of this artist and Hungarian figurative painter born in 1913 and nationalized in 1949. Venezuelan law,
philosophy and letters, their initial inclinations are side when he attends a private art academy "Esteban Szonyi".
The Rome Prize in Budapest in 1941 to form the pound ranks in the army and takes him to settle in Madrid to open
later way to Venezuela in the mid-forties, at the suggestion of a diplomat friend. Petrovsky In 1958 exposes in the
Gallery of Contemporary Art in Caracas, won first prize in the XVI Arturo Michelena Hall and in 1959 the National
Prize of Drawing and Engraving takes in the twentieth Official Hall. In his honor, the Hall Arturo Michelena
institutes the First Prize for Drawing Ivan Petrovsky (1992).
Stage name of Giuseppe Lupo (Rome 1937), artist and photographer. He
graduate electrical engineer at the University of Padua (Italy). Lives and works in Caracas (Venezuela) since 1970.
His art evolved from black and white to color and from there to the creation of computer-assisted image, allowing
you to express your emotions in a more universal way. Using the mouse as a paintbrush and monitor as canvas, he
developed his unusual and very personal form of abstraction. With a constant, careful, attentive and imaginative
exploration, discover hidden behind silhouettes of photographic images "raw". Through a kind of alchemical process,
Pristowscheg transforms the raw material into digital paintings, then turn them into museum-quality giclée prints
and serigraphs. He has published works of "La Ruggine", "The Blue Suite" and "Theories" collections which, in
different ways, the chromatic research is founded on constructivism abstract visions.
The draftsman, printmaker and painter born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1954.
Alirio Palacios, Palacios and Luisa Luisa Richter among others, shape their talent in his youth from the Centre of
Graphic Education. In 1978 he won the First Prize of Engraving Bernardo Rubinstein Hall Arturo Michelena of
Valencia, scholarship allowing him to travel to Paris, where he will be established definitively. In his early work,
the human figure becomes blurred and seems to join in a ghostly ritual elements to home, then develops proposals
dreamlike landscapes unnatural geometric emerging cities, where the circle is key. His works cross the Du Dragon
Gallery, Gallery Thessa Herold. Among his most recent awards include the Prince Rainier of Monaco Third
International Prize 1984, the Great Exhibition of Young award in France, 1985 First Prize Hall Cagnes sur Mer
Quintana Castillo, Manuel
Born in Caucagua, Edo Miranda, 1928. Marcos Castillo, Luis Alfredo Lopez
Mendez and Rafael Monasterios, they direct their first steps in his painting. When running the fifties, Master
Quintana Castillo explores the geometry influences Paul Klee and Rufino Tamayo and give proper expression to new
trends. Important national prizes are awarded, representing Venezuela in the Biennials of Venice and Sao Paulo and
accumulated experiences as a teacher in the School of Fine and Applied Arts. This long transit of teacher and
student take him to Madrid, Paris, Rome, and give rise to their participation in the formation of literary groups.
In 1973 he received the National Prize of Plastic Arts and in 1978, the Arturo Michelena Award in the same name
XXXVI Exhibition at the Ateneo de Valencia, Venezuela, among many others. His work is represented in major museums
in Venezuela, America and Europe.
Born in Barcelona, Anzoátegui state in 1960. Between 1973 and 1977 attends
the School of Visual Arts Armando Reveron his hometown, and enter later in the Expertise Centre Cegra Graphic Arts
in Caracas. Work in teaching and in the restoration of Artistic Works in the Government of Anzoategui between 1982
and 1987. Among his most recent exhibitions is the Third Biennial Miniatures Charts of the University of Zulia, in
Maracaibo, Zulia State in 1986 and Exhibition Graphic Works 83-85 Cegra Promotion Caracas. This painter and graphic
artist also received the II and III Painting Prize "Enterprises Mendoza" in Puerto La Cruz, in 1977, CANTV Drawing
Award at the Center for Visual Research "Armando Reveron" of Anzoategui and the First Prize Graphic Design "C: I: Q:
A: R" Barcelona in 1978.
Born in Venezuela in 1953. Reynas he studied painting at the School of
Visual Arts Christopher Rojas, between 1965 and 1967. His name is present in numerous exhibitions, including those
organized hear Rosa Alarcon Gallery in 1968 the Common Fund Gallery in 1974, the Association of University
Professors in 1984, the Municipal Council of Maturin in 1986, the Ateneo de Carupano in 1987. Among his awards are
the first prize of the 30th anniversary of the Venezuelan American Center in Caracas in 1969 and Honorable Mention
VIII Carupaneros Painters Hall in 1988.
This Spanish artist born in Galicia in 1932 seeking accommodate your dreams
in Venezuela fifties and finds its way into the Free Art Workshop in Caracas where he studied drawing and sculpture.
Their initial screen printing skills helped him to print posters for taxis and "por puestos" of Caracas. Later he
goes to Paris, he enrolled in the Louvre as a copyist and the School of Ville worked drawing and sculpture Traveling
in Europe, he returned to Venezuela, teaches and develops a style in which painting, sculpture, drawings,
watercolors, oil paintings, portraits, ceramics is present. He is considered one of the great painters of El Avila.
Among his sculptures highlights the bronze casting of motherhood, one of the recurring themes, whereas etching, this
Galician artist works with the characters in their environment and underlines the dramatic elements of the
He exhibits his art in Brazilian cities of Fortaleza, San Luis, Rio de
Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and is present in the galleries of Suriname in 1961, Bolivia in 1962, Poland in 1982 and the
Casa de las Americas in Havana in 1986. Among his many awards are the "Acquisition prize XIX Exhibition of Modern
Art in Rio de Janeiro in 1970, the Special Jury Prize at the IV Art Young Artist of Campinas, Sao Paulo and XXIV
National Salon of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, where he won the first prize, a trip to Paris in 1975. His work is
represented in major museums and galleries in Brazil and the rest of the world.
Rojas, Carlos Germán
Photographer and painter, was born in Caracas in 1953. Take the power in
their initial geometric paintings. In 1975 exhibits at the Center for Euro American Art and the Palace of Industries
of Caracas. At the end of this decade, working in photojournalism and in 1978 first exposed his photographs in the
exhibition "October Libre" in the Photo Library of Caracas. Participates in the First International Photographic
Competition in Sao Paulo in 1989 and reveals the different angles of a party in Caracas marginality Images The
Ceibita, which earned her the second prize (shared with Federico Fernandez) Second Prize of Photography CONAC in
1981. in 1988, Rojas becomes entitled to the First Prize of the VIII Prize of Photography Luis Felipe Toro in
Caracas. He has also participated in international exhibitions of photographs in Italy, Mexico and New York.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1960. It forms at the Institute of Design at
the Neumann Foundation in Caracas; at the California College of Arts and Crafts, California in 1985, and at the
Pratt Institute in New York. Also he studied literature at the Central University of Venezuela. His works have been
represented at the VII National Drawing Biennial, Alejandro Otero Visual Arts Museum, in Caracas (1994), the Second
Pirelli Hall at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sofia Imber, Caracas (1995) and the International Art Fair Caracas
(1997). Outside his work has been exhibited in ARCO Contemporary Art Fair, Cutting Edge, Madrid (2002) and Art Miami
03 Contemporary Art Fair in Miami. In 1994 he received the Ferro de Venezuela in the XXII National Hall of Arts of
Fire and in 2000 won the Prix II Experimental Print Biennial Caracas.
Entrusted its initial Graphics Education Center Cegra of Caracas in the
early seventies instruction. Of hand papermaking, the Caracas born in 1947 passed studies in Costa Rica screen
printing and then graduated from the Bachelor of Education, Major in Graphic Arts, University Simon Rodriguez,
Caracas. Participates in group of Venezuelan graph, at the Museum of Prints Mexico City and in the Sixth Biennial
Miniatures Charts TAGA, Caracas; Fine Arts Center, Maracaibo, in the First Latin American Engraving in Caracas, in
the House of the Americas, Cuba, in the X Biennial of Latin American Engraving, Puerto Rico, in the Small Graphic
Forms, Poland and the Internationale I Grafik Biennale MECC, Holland, among other samples. His work is recognized
with Pedro Angel Gonzalez, II Biennial Prize Puerto La Cruz, Barcelona (1993) and the Graphic Mention, III Biennial
Miniatures Charts TAGA, Caracas 1984.
"After I raised my children I just started doing what I wanted, to paint,"
says the Caracas naif painter. Her desire to paint the popular religiosity has led to exhibit individually in the
birthplace of Andres Eloy Blanco, in Cumana, Sucre State in 1985 and the Bolivarian House of San Fernando de Apure,
Apure State in that year . Among his exhibitions the exhibition "Tradition, Life and Color" Cultural Association of
Maraven in Chuao, Caracas in 1986. This self-taught artist has also competed in the "New York Art Expo in New York
is counted in 1985 "the National Painting in the Room" Armando Reveron "in Caracas and at the Museum of Caracas, in
the Hall Municipal prize Federal District City Council Visual Arts, Caracas in 1985.
His name is included in the book "Little History of Engraving Brazilian" of
Sassoun Suzzana appearing in 1989. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1942. Learn the art of painting with Nelson murky
and secret engraving with Marcelo Grasman in 1962 . the watercolors of Salles are represented fairly periodicity in
the galleries of New York since the mid-seventies, which comes with a scholarship to study at the Pratt Graphics
Center. In the same school he assumes the role of teacher, continued in that year in Connecticut and later returned
to Brazil. In 1987 participates in the Metro-Se Project Sao Paulo, "etching, an art to be discovered." Among his
most recent work, a solo exhibition of watercolors included in Albright Knox Museum in the city of Buffalo, New
York. His work is represented in public and private collections in Brazil, United States, Mexico and Italy, mainly.
Sanches, Aparecida (Cida Sanches)
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1945. He studied Design and Plastic in Sao
Paulo. Complements its training workshops art history, ceramics, photography, paper craft course of etching and
lithography. Her name incorporates a large list of group exhibitions in galleries and art salons of his hometown,
including the VIII Collective of Artists of Assisi in 1980 and the Brazilian Recorders in Santa Cruz de la Sierra,
Bolivia, in 1984. in 1981 he received the Incentive Prize II Hall Plastic Arts of Assisi in Sao Paulo, and the
following year in the same city repeated Incentive Award "Ciudad de Assis" in the Second Exhibition of Fine Arts
The focus of this Venezuelan photographer born in Caracas in 1958 is the man
facing an environment where your image is diluted in some cases and appears as a trail in others. Sanchez takes his
art for the first time art spaces in the collective "October Libre" taking place in the Photo Library of Caracas in
1978. "Delusions 35mm" continues the theme line, but as shown individually in the same year Art Gallery of the
University Simon Bolivar. Enter the world of television and makes videos about Venezuelan musical groups. His
photographic collages illustrated several literary publications. In 2000 he received the National Award for
Photography in Caracas and in 2003 the Juan Lovera Prize at the LXI Hall Arturo Michelena, a distinction was made in
1997 in the LV Hall takes.
Born in Brazil in 1972. He works as graphic design, watercolor, painting,
sculpture and digital art. The flowers stand out as the first plea in his watercolors and lithographs. This
Brazilian was formed with teachers: Guido Viaro, Guilerme Matter, Boing and Kennedy and Kurt came to pursue studies
in Parana. Displays intense activity with samples in their country in the second decade of the eighties to exhibit
their art in Lisbon, Portugal. (1991) and several group of Brazilian artists in the United States. Among his awards
include prizes 1986 Arte 2 Curitiba, Curitiba 1987 Art 3, the Spring Salon Award of the Brazilian Society of Fine
Arts in Rio de Janeiro in 1987, the Prize of the Exhibition of University of Seville, Spain in 1991 and Inca Room
Grand Prize, the National Institute of Culture in Peru, in 1994.
Brazilian artist born in 1946, native of Sao Joaquin de Barra Sao Paulo. He
forms in the Design and the School of Plastic Arts and Communication of the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation Sao
Paulo in 1971 and Engraving Society Portugal in Lisbon. Displays intense activity with samples in the galleries of
Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte in the mid-seventies and eighties, to win in 1979 the UP Gallery
University of Pittsburgh in the United States and in 1985 spaces New Contemporary Art Gallery in Hamburg, Germany.
Among other awards the Prize II Painting Exhibition of Fine Arts in Sao Paulo Presidente Prudente, 1980 and XIII
Award Acquisition Arts Hall of Sao Bernardo do Campo in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1985 are counted.
Born in Trujillo, Venezuela in 1946. He makes his first studies in the
School of Plastic Arts of Caracas and manages extensive skill as a painter and draftsman. Suarez has been recognized
as one of the leading exponents of watercolor and landscape in the country. In its proposal, the diversity of the
Venezuelan geography is one of the most recurrent themes of inspiration. Suarez also has broad domain of screen
printing and engraving and has worked for important teachers. His work is exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in
Santiago de Chile in 1990, the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art in Santiago de Chile in 1992, in the Gallery of the
Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC and has also been present in the spaces One Brickell Square
Building of Miami, USA in 1997. Suarez currently resides in Chile.
Born in Caracas in 1934. He is considered one of the most important
contemporary artists Venezuelans. Molded in the School of Fine and Applied Arts of Caracas, the Academy of Fine Arts
in Rome and the courses of Art Frank Popper French teacher at the University of Vincennes, Paris, Subero is
identified with the constructivist geometric abstraction and converts wood, canvas, paper, acrylic, metal chromium
in the words of its rich artistic discourse. Subero involved in "Painters Latin" collective who moved to Milan in
1963, on the "Fifth Review of Figurative Art in Rome and Lazio" in 1965 and "Grands et jeunes d Aujourd'hui" in
Paris in 1972. He made extensive teaching work as head of the School of Plastic Arts of Cumana and Cristobal Rojas
School. He obtained in 1963 the diploma and gold medal at the "First International Painting Exhibition" in Rome.
The woman is the focus of the work of this Venezuelan born in Coro, Falcon
State in 1927. The painter uses the softer colors of his palette, to fine lines, the veils, lace, hats, umbrellas
and other elements to recreate the warm atmosphere of the feminine universe. Trompiz graduated in 1949 from the
School of Fine and Applied Arts of Caracas and a year later is one of the founders of the Free Art Workshop 1948.
Works as a draftsman stop the Ministry of Public Works, makes sketches road and serves as an illustrator of
children's publication Tricolor. By 1950, the cubist influence on his art is significant, while its link with the
elements of the Venezuelan folklore. In 1956 obtains Antonio Herrera Toro Award, XIV Hall Arturo Michelena, Armando
Reveron Award in 1963, XXIV, Official Hall and a year later obtains the National Prize for Painting, XXV Official
It was the first Venezuelan to use iron in his sculptures. Valera was born
in Maracaibo in 1927. After studying in his hometown and Caracas, he traveled to Paris in 1950, where he attended
workshops Dewasne, Vasarely and Fernand Léger. His long career has made him pass through constructivist and
figurative periods, to find expression in free geometric shapes in their most recent creations. Use sheet metal,
mastered the art of welding and mid-fifties, it develops ceramic murals on the buildings of the Faculty of
Humanities and Education at the UCV and resumes scanning light, Neo and kinetics between the decades seventies and
eighties. His work is represented in many museums and private organizations in the country and among the awards
received include the National Sculpture Prize at the XIX Official Hall, in Caracas. 1958 First Prize II Hall
D'Empaire, Maracaibo, 1956 First Prize Hall Arturo Michelena, Valencia, 1972 and the First Prize of the First
National Biennial of Sculpture, Francisco Narvaez, Porlamar, Nueva Esparta state. 1982.
Drawing, painting and glazes focus the attention of this artist born in
Caracas in 1940. In his professional training make common cause the School of Visual Arts Cristobal Rojas in Caracas
and teachers Rafael Polanco, Dolores Lopez, Rosalia Cascante and Elfriedde Heder. His works have been performed at
the School of Visual Arts Christopher Rojas, the Naval Academy of Venezuela at the beginning of his artistic
activity. In 1978 he held his first solo show of Painting at the Exhibition Hall of the Asturian Center of Caracas.
He has also participated in the First National Salon Glaze, Exhibition Hall Module Venezuela, Caracas in 1982, in
the X Hall of the Arts of Fire, Sala Braulio Salazar in Valencia in 1983 and in its edition of 1984, and the Second
Biennial Hall of the Venezuelan Association of Arts of Fire, in the Sala Cadafe in 1984.
Vásquez Brito, Ramón
Born in Porlamar in 1927 and is formed under the gaze of Antonio Edmundo
Monsanto at the School of Plastic Arts of Caracas. His first strokes seek identification with Cézanne and André
Lothe and over the years take the road to the Cubist figuration. The short experience in geometric abstraction with
intent mural consumed in Vasquez Brito to return to the traditional easel painting in the sixties. The shift to
figuration is complete with its subjective landscapes, where the island of Margarita brings luminosity. These
paintings and drawings integrated exposure of the Sala Mendoza in 1966. The Gallery of Modern Art gives space to its
treatment of white on fabrics in 1967. Along with his creation, Vasquez Brito she teaches and is in charge of the
workshop stained glass, engraving and classes in painting and drawing. In 1950 he received the National Plastic Arts
Prize in the XI Annual Official Hall Venezuelan Art in the Museum of Fine Arts, Caracas and in 1968 obtained the
Arturo Michelena Award at the XXVI Hall Arturo Michelena, Ateneo de Valencia, Carabobo state.
Born in Valencia in 1926. In 1952 he obtained the Arturo Michelena Award in
the University of Valencia and the National Arts Award. At age 25, with a job he settled in Paris and studied at
l'Ecole des Beaux Arts, in the workshops of lithography and engraving of Marcel Jaudon and Stanley William overcast.
His work includes painting, graphic arts, murals, tapestry, ceramics and sculpture. With more than sixty solo
exhibitions in galleries and museums both in Venezuela and abroad, his works are in private collections around the
world public. In 1990 MACCSI makes a retrospective of his work from 1942 to 1990. Among his awards and honors are
the National Plastic Arts Prize, XIII Official Hall Venezuelan Art; , Arturo Michelena, X Hall Arturo Michelena,
Valencia, Carabobo state, 1952 Award Puebla de Bolivar, XIX Official Hall Venezuelan Art, MBA, 1958 Knight of the
Order of Arts and Letters in France Order the Grand Prix "Prince Rainer III prize, awarded by the Ministry of
Culture and Francophonie in 1993 and Monaco ", 1992.
In 1966, the artist born in San Mateo, Aragua State in 1939 breaks his self
path taken in 1962 to seek guidance from the workshops of Federico Brant and Mark Castillo between 1966 and 1969.
His brush is channeled through landscaping and low this guideline makes solo exhibitions at Marcos Castillo Gallery
in 1970 and 1973. In 1974 exhibited in a group show at the Presidential Hall of Honor in Miraflores, Caracas.
Villegas landscapes reach the XLI Hall Arturo Michelena Art in the University of Valencia in 1983 and that same year
I attend the National Painting Cristobal Rojas, in Paracotos, Miranda State. Among the awards received is the first
mention tenth anniversary Corpoindustria, "Artist of Aragua" in 1984 and the plaque recognizing the College of
Engineering, for his career and cultural contribution in Aragua state.
His studies are initiated at the School of Applied Arts at the University of
Chile and end in the School "Arturo Michelena Fine Arts in Valencia, Carabobo state. Participate actively in the
Hall Arturo Michelena in 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979 . in 1991 part of the traveling group show at the Museum of
Romania with other Venezuelan artists. His work is represented in the Museum of Fine Arts in Caracas, the Museo del
Correo del Orinoco in Ciudad Bolivar, at the headquarters of the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry in Caracas, and various
private exhibitions in Europe, USA and Latin America. Get the Barbarian Rivas Prize in the Hall Arturo Michelena the
Athenian of Valencia in 1978, and the mention of Honor Collective Naval Base Agustín Armario in Puerto Cabello in
1982 among other.
He uses all kinds of formats, from small parts to large sculptures of four
meters. He uses shades of colors coming in scale and pure colors of great intensity, preferably on dark backgrounds
and achromatic. Born in 1950 in El Tigre, Anzoátegui state, he began studying Fine Arts at the School of Plastic
Arts Arturo Michelena of Valencia, which retires in 1963. The following year he moved to Barcelona to complete their
studies in the Armando Reveron school. In 1978 he receives print courses in the Art Institute of Chicago, the city
where he will graduate later with the MFA, issued by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Finally in search
of the encounter with the philosophy of the Bauhaus School, he goes to Illinois, where he obtained a master's degree
at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the United States.
Zapata, Pedro León
The great Mexican muralists impact on his artistic training and social depth
to give expression in painting, cartoon and humor. In 1958 returns to Caracas and simultaneously teaches at the
Department of Drawing at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the UCV and works for various publications. In
1965, from the editorial pages of the newspaper El Nacional give accent to the everyday with their witty Zapatazos
years and will do so later on the radio, with very successful programs.This Andean born in La Grita, Tachira in 1929
also undertakes publishing his cartoons in several books, it promotes "Aquiles Nazoa Lecture of Humor" at the UCV
and creates controversy with his mural "Drivers Venezuela", at the northern entrance of this university. In 2002,
the University of the Andes conferred an honorary doctorate for his life's work.