Colombian artist Fernando Botero poses in front of one of his paintings on display at Hotel de Caumont in Aix en Provence, southern France, as part of the exhibition “Botero, dialog avec Picasso” on November 22, 2017. ).
Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero, one of the most influential Latin American artists of the 20th century, died this Friday at the age of 91, Colombian President Gustavo Petro announced.
“Fernando Botero, the artist of our traditions and defects, the artist of our virtues. The artist of our violence and peace,” wrote Petro on the X social network.
The news about the death of Colombia’s greatest artist was first confirmed by W Radio journalist Julio Sanchez Cristo, who recalled that in recent days the maestro had already presented Health breakdown For which he was in the hospital for several days.
Fernando Botero, painter of our traditions and defects, painter of our virtues, has died. Our artist of violence and peace.
A thousand times rejected by the dove and a thousand times placed on his throne
— Gustavo Petro (@petrogustavo) September 15, 2023