Fernando Botero: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution

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Smithsonian Institution Press : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1979 - Art - 119 pages
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Foreword 8 Acknowledgments
Fernando Botero
Color Plates
Catalog of the Exhibition
Selected Exhibitions
Selected Bibliography Abram Lerner Cynthia Jaffee McCabe Linda Cabe Anna Brooke Anna Brooke

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Marc Fumaroli, well known French expert and scholar on Rhetorics, Art and Literature was born in Marseilles in 1932. Author of numerous publications, including essays and investigations, he has also been a professor, guest lecturer and teacher at various universities and other academic and research institutions in Europe and USA. He is also a member of several societies of specialized studies in France and other countries, among them the British Academy, the American Academy of Science, Letters and Arts, and the "Societe d'Histoire Litteraire de la France," Marc Fumaroli often writes in specialized magazines as well as in French newspapers "Figaro "and" Le Monde," He was chosen in 1995 as a member of the "Academie Francaise," chair Number 6, succeeding Eugene Ioneso. Fumaroli has received the "Monseigneur Marcel "and the" Critique" prizes in 1982 and 1992, respectively, and is President, since 1996 of the "Societe des Amis du Louvre,"
Fernando Botero, the Colombian painter born in Medellin on April 19, 1932, is known throughout the world as one of the great artists of the second half of the twentieth century. He held his first public exhibition of paintings at the age of 16 and moved to Bogota when he was 19. In 1952, he travelled to Madrid where he enrolled in the Academia de San Fernando and intensively studies the paintings in the Prado Museum. A year later, he travelled to Italy and devoted himself to studying Renaissance art in Florence. In 1955, Botero returned to Bogota where he spent five years before moving to New York where he lived until 1973. He then settled in Paris and began working in sculpture. In 1983, he established his home and studio in Piertrasanta, a village inTuscany, Italy.
Both the pictorial and sculptural work of Botero have been widely exhibited, awakening the admiration and enthusiasm of art-lovers all over the world.
At the present time, Botero lives and works in Paris, New York and Pietrasanta.

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