Fernando Botero

The artist lives and works in Paris, Monte Carlo, Pietrasanta, and New York.

1932 Born in Medellin, Colombia
1948 Participated in first group show, Pintores Antioquenos, Medellin, Colombia
1951 Moved to Bogotá where he met with the Columbian avant-garde in the circle of the café‚“Automatica”
1952 Studied in Madrid at the Academia San Fernando and the Prado Museum
1953 Visited Paris and Italy and studied art history with Roberto Longhi at the University of Florence
1955 Returned to Colombia
1960 Took up residence in New York, won Guggenheim National Prize for Colombia
1967 Visited Italy and Germany; studied work of Dürer in Munich and Nuremberg, Germany
1973 Moved to Paris, France
1985 La Corrida was exhibited for the first time at the Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York
1993 Botero in New York was installed along Park Avenue, New York, New York
2000 Donated more than 200 personal works and over 100 works from masters such as Picasso, Monet, Degas, Matisse, Dalí, and Rauschenberg to Colombian museums

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Art is deformation, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, United States.
2010 Inaurgural Exhibition: Fernando Botero, David Benrimon Gallery, New York, New York, United States.
2009 El Dolor de Colombia, Pinacoteca Diego Rivero, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
2009 Fernando Botero, National Museum of Contemporary Art in Deoksu Palace, Seoul, Korea.
2009 Fernando Botero: The Abu Ghraib Series, Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States.
2009 - 2010 Fernando Botero: The Abu Ghraib Series, The Berkely Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkely, California, United States.
2009 Fernando Botero: The Circus, James Goodman Gallery, Inc., New York, New York, United States.
2009 Testimonios de la barbarie, El Museo Nacional de Mexico, Tlaxcala, Mexico. el Ministerio de Cultura, de ese país, y las autoridades culturales de Tlaxcala
2009 The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States.
2008 Abu Ghraib-El Circo, Casa das Artes de Vigo, Vigo, Spain. Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Centro Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain
2008 Fernando Botero, The Circus Series, Galerie Gmurzynska, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. traveled to Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd., London, England (through 2009)
2007 Botero, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy.
2007 Botero - Oeuvres récentes, Marlborough Monte carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
2007 Botero in Berlin, Lustgarten on the Museumsinsel, Berlin, Germany.
2007 The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Québec, Canada. traveled to the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
2006 Fernando Botero, Athens Concert Hall, Athens, Greece.
2006 Fernando Botero: Abu Ghraib, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. traveled to University of California, Berkeley, California; Katzen Center of Art, American University, Washington DC; Monterrey, Mexico; Spain (through 2008)
2005 Fernando Botero, Kunsthalle Würth, Künzelsau, Baden-Würrtemberg, Germany.
2005 Fernando Botero - The Last 15 Years, Palazzo Venezia, Rome, Italy.
2004 Botero at Ebisu, Yebisu Garden Place, Tokyo, Japan.
2004 Botero in Singapore, Esplanade Park, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, Singapore.
2004 Fernando Botero: Works on Paper, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, United States.
2004 Unique marble sculptures and charcoals, Galerie Hopkins Custot, Paris, France.
2003 Botero a Venezia - Sculture e dipinti, Palazzo Duccale, Venezia, Italy.
2003 Botero, Oeuvres Récentes, Musée Maillol, Paris, France.
2003 Fernando Botero, The Evolution of a Master, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, United States.
2002 Botero à Dinard, Palais des Arts de Dinard, Dinard, France.
2001 Botero, Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino, Italy.
2001 Botero, Galerie Hopkins-Thomas-Custot, Paris, France.
2001 Fernando Botero, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
2001 Fernando Botero, 50 Años de Vida Atristica, Antiguo Colegio de san Ildefonso, Mexico City, Mexico.
2001 Recent Monumental Bronze Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.
2000 Botero a Piazza Signoria, Piazza Signoria, Florence, Italy.
2000 Coleccion Fernando Botero, Fundacion Santander Central Hispano, Santander, Spain.
2000 Donacion Botero, Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia.
2000 Donacion Fernando Botero, Coleccion Banco de la Republica, Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia.
1999 Botero - Dibujos, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, Caracas, Venezuela.
1999 Fernando Botero - Paintings and Drawings, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
1999 Fernando Botero - Paintings and Sculpture, Sala d’Arme, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy.
1999 Fernando Botero en Monterrey, El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.
1999 Fernando Botero Oils, Albert White Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
1999 Omaggio a Botero, Disegni Dipinti Sculture, Contini Galleria D’Arte, Venice, Italy.
1999 Retrospective of Monumental Sculpture, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy.
199829’98, Art Basel - Marlborough, Basel, Switzerland.
1998 Botero Dibujos, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela.
1998 Botero em São Paulo, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. traveled to Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay
1998 Botero no Rio de Janiero, Museo Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro,, Brazil.
1998 Fernando Botero - Escultura Monumental, Lisboa Câmara Municipal, Lisbon, Portugal.
1998 Fernando Botero - Oils and Watercolours, Albert White Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
1998 Fernando Botero – Drawings and Watercolors on Canvas, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.
1998 Fernando Botero – Sculpture, Mumm Akademie in der Villa Hajo Ruter, Etville, Germany. traveled to Internationales Kunstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg, Germany
1998 Fernando Botero – Zeichnungen, Germany, Zeichnungen, Berlin, Germany.
1998 Paintings, Sculpture & Drawings 1950-1997, Gary Nader Fine Art, Miami, Florida.
1997 Botero - La Corrida, Sala de Exposiones de la Fundación Central Hispano, Madrid, Spain.
1997 Fernando Botero, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Lugano, Switzerland.
1997Fernando Botero - Bilder, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Skulpturen, Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany.
1997Fernando Botero - Esculturas Monumentales y Dibujos, El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile.
1997Fernando Botero - mostra personale-one man show, Galleria d’Arte il Gabbiano, Rome, Italy.
1997“Masterworks” by Fernando Botero, Gasiunasen Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, United States.
1996 Botero at Brusberg’s - A Retrospective, Galerie Brusberg, Berlin, Germany.
1996 Botero in Washington DC, The Art Museum of the Americas at Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC, United States. in collaboration with Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York
1996 Botero: Donación del Artista, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, Caracas, Venezuela.
1996 Fernando Botero, Niigata Prefectoral Modern Art Museum, Niigata, Japan.
1996 Fernando Botero, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyungju, South Korea.
1996 Fernando Botero: Paintings and Sculptures, Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
1996 Fernando Botero: Recent Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.
1996 Monumental Sculptures, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
1995 Botero in Beverly Hills, the Beverly Hills Fine Art Commission, Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, United States. in collaboration with Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York
1995 Botero in Japan, Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan. traveled to Tsukuba City Art Musuem, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; Niigata Prefectural Modern Art Museum, Niigata, Japan; Shinjuku Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan; Iwaki City Art Museum, Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan
1995 Fernando Botero - Pastels, Didier Imber Fine Art, Paris, France.
1995 Fernando Botero, 25 Years at the Foundation - Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors, and Sculptures, Fondation Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium.
1995 Watercolors, and Sculptures, Fondation Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium.
1994 Botero en Buenos Aires, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1994 Botero en Madrid, Paseo de Recoletos, Madrid, Spain. in collaboration with Galería Marlborough, Madrid, Spain
1994 Botero in Chicago, Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States. in collaboration with Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York
1994 Fernando Botero - Dibujos sobre Lienzo, Galería Marlborough, Madrid, Spain.
1994 Fernando Botero - Retrospective, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland.
1994 Fernando Botero Drawings: 1964-1988, James Goodman Gallery, New York, New York, United States.
1994 Fernando Botero: 100 Drawings, The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States.
1994 Fernando Botero: Monumental Sculptures and Drawings, The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.
1993 Fernando Botero: Drawings on Canvas, New York, New York, United States.
1993 Botero, Galeria Acquavella, Caracas, Venezuela.
1993 Botero in New York, the Public Art Fund Inc. at Park Avenue, New York, New York, United States. the Doris C. Freedman Plaza at Central Park in collaboration with Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York
1993Fernando Botero: Monumental Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.
1992Botero, Fundación Fondo de Cultura de Sevilla, Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes, Seville, Spain.
1992Botero, Palais des Papes, Avignon, France. traveled to Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia; traveled to the State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
1992 Botero - La Corrida, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France.
1992 Botero aux Champs-Elysées - Dessins et Sculptures, Didier Imbert Fine Art, Paris, France.
1992 Botero Sculpture, Champs-Elysées, Paris, France.
1992 Fernando Botero - Malerei, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen, Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna, Austria.
1992 Fernando Botero in Monte Carlo, Casino in Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco. organized by Marisa Del Re Gallery
1992 Fernando Botero: Drawings 1964–1986, the Leonard Davis Center for the Arts, the City College of New York, New York, New York, United States. traveled to Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas; University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, Kentucky; the University Art Museum, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana; Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina; Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida
1991 Botero - Dipinti Sculture Disegni, Forte di Belvedere, Florence, Italy.
1991 Botero - The Painter, Galerie Brusberg, Berlin, Germany.
1991 Botero -Antologica 1949-1991, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy.
1991 Fernando Botero - Sculpture and Drawing, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.
1990 Botero - Peintures, Dessins et Sculptures, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland.
1990 Fernando Botero. Peintures - Sculpture - Dessins, Fondation Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium.
1990 Fernando Botero: Recent Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.
1989 Fernando Botero - Bronzes & Drawings, Albert White Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
1988 Fondation Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium.
1988 Botero, Casino Knokke, Knokke-Heist, Belgium.
1988 Botero - La Corrida, Castell dell Ovo, Naples, Italy. traveled to Albergo delle Povere, Palermo, Italy; Museo de Arte de Coro, Caracas, Venezuela; traveled to Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Oaxaca, Mexico (through 1989)
1987 Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, United States.
1987 Marlborough Fine Art, Tokyo, Japan.
1987 Botero - La Corrida, Sala Viscontea-Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy.
1987 Pinturas, Dibujos, Esculturas, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain.
1986 Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela.
1986 Botero - Bilder, Zeichnungen, Skulpturen, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany. traveled to Kunsthalle, Bremen, Germany; Schirm Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
1986 Fernando Botero Drawings, Albany Museum of Art, Albany, Georgia, United States.
1986Retrospective Exhibition, Tokyo Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. traveled to the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; Daimaru Museum, Osaka, Japan; Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata, Japan
1985 Aberbach Gallery, New York, New York, United States.
1985 Museo de Arte de Ponce, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.
1985 National Museum, Bogotá, Colombia.
1985 Fernando Botero Drawings, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States.
1985 Fernando Botero: Large Scale Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New york, New York, United States.
1985 La Corrida: The Bullfight Paintings and Large Scale Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.
1984Drawings and Sculptures by Fernando Botero, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States.
1984 Fernando Botero Sculpture, Chicago International Art Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, United States. Marlborough Gallery New York
1984 Traveling sculpture exhibition, The Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York, United States. traveled to Everhard Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana
1983 Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland.
1983 Botero - Recent Sculpture, Fondation Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium.
1983 Fernando Botero - Recent Painting, Marlborough Fine Art, London, England.
1983 Sculpture, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
1982 Galería Quintana, Bogotá, Colombia.
1982 Recent Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.
1982 Sculpture, Benjamin Mangel Gallery, Philoadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
1982 Sculpture, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, Texas, United States.
1982 Sculpture and Drawings, Hokin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States.
1981 Il Gabbiano Galleria d’Arte, Rome, Italy.
1981 Traveling Exhibition, Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan. Traveled to the Osaka Municipal Museum of Fine Arts, Osaka, Japan
1980 Fondation Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium.
1980 Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland.
1980 Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.
1979 Claud Bernard Gallery, Paris, France.
1979 Galerie Isy Brachot, Knokke, Belgium.
1979 Musée d’Ixelles/Museum van Elsene, Brussels, Belgium. traveled to Lunds
1979 Konsthall, Lund, Sweden, Sonja Henies og Neils Onstads Stiftelser, Kunstsenter, Hovikodden, Norway.
1979 Retrospective exhibition, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, United States. traveled to the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
1978 Sculpture, Brusberg Gallery, Hannover, Germany.
1978 Sculpture, Skulpturenmuseum der Stadt Marl, Marl, Germany.
1977 Museo de Arte de Medellín, Medellín, Colombia.
1976 Arte Independencia la Galería de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.
1976 Marlborough Godard, Montreal, Canada.
1976 Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela.
1976 Pyramid Galleries Ltd, Washington, DC, United States.
1975 Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.
1975 Marlborough Godard, Toronto, Canada.
1975Retrospective Exhibition, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
1974 Biblioteca Pública Piloto, Medellín, Colombia.
1974 Marlborough Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland.
1973 Brusberg Gallery, Hannover, Germany.
1973 Colegio San Carlos, Bogotá, Colombia.
1973 Marlborough Galleria d’Arte, Rome, Italy.
1972 Buchholz Gallery, Munich, Germany.
1972 Claude Bernard Gallery, Paris, France.
1972 Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.
1970 Buchholz Gallery, Munich, Germany.
1970 Hanover Gallery, London, England.
1970Traveling retrospective in Germany of 80 paintings from 1962-1970, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany. traveled to Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany; Kunstverein, Düsseldorf, Germany; Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany; Kunsthalle, Bielefeld, Germany
1969 Center for Inter-American Relations Art Gallery, New York, New York, United States.
1969 Claude Bernard Gallery, Paris, France.
1968 Brusberg Gallery, Hannover, Germany.
1968 Buchholz Gallery, Munich, Germany.
1968 Galería Juana Mordó, Madrid, Spain.
1966 Brusberg Gallery, Hannover, Germany.
1966 Buchholz Gallery, Munich, Germany.
1966 Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
1966 Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany.
1964 Galería Arte Moderno, Bogotá, Colombia.
1962 Gres Gallery, Washington, DC, United States.
1962 The Contemporaries New York Art and Social Club, New York, New York, United States.
1960 Gres Gallery, Washington, DC, United States.
1959 Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.
1957 Antonio Sousa Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico.
1957 Gres Gallery, Washington, DC, United States.
1957 Pan American Union, Washington, DC, United States.
1955 Biblioteca National de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.
1952 Galería Leo Matiz, Bogotá, Colombia.
1951 Galería Leo Matiz, Bogotá, Colombia.