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Biography

Claudio Bravo was a Chilean Hyperrealist painter, greatly influenced by Renaissance and Baroque artists, as well as Surrealists painters such as Dali. He was known mainly for his paintings of still-life or portraits but he had also done drawings, lithographs, engraving and figural bronze sculptures. 1936 Born on November 8, in Valparaiso, Chile.

1945 Studies at Jesuit school in Santiago, Chile, through 1954.

Studies art in the studio of Miguel Venegas Cienfuentes in Santiago.

1954 First exhibition at Salon 13 in Santiago.

1955 Lives in Santiago and Concepción, Chile.

Paints and also writes poetry. Dances professionally with the Compañía de

Ballet de Chile.

Works for Teatro de Ensayo of the Universidad Católica de Chile.

1961 Leaves Chile for Europe, and establishes residence in Madrid.

1968 Spends six months working in the Philippines.

1970 First exhibition at the Staempfli Gallery, New York, New York.

1972 Moves to Tangier, Morocco.

1981 First exhibition at Marlborough Gallery, New York, where he now exhibits regularly.

1994 Solo exhibition at Museo Nacional de Bellas Arte, Santiago, Chile.

1987-1988 Solo exhibition tours four museums in the United States.

1996 Receives Gold Medal of Honor award from Casita Maria settlement house of New York.

2000 Receives 'Art Miami International Distinguished Artist Award.'

Receives 'Gran Cruz de Alfonso X El Sabio' Madrid.

2005 Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame Honoree.

2011 Dies at his home in Taroudant, Morocco