Fernando de Szyszlo
Fernando de Szyszlo Valdelomar (5 July 1925 – 9 October 2017) was a Peruvian painter, sculptor, printmaker, and teacher. He was a key figure in advancing abstract art in Latin America since the mid-1950s, and one of the leading plastic artists in Peru.
|Fernando de Szyszlo|
|Fernando de Szyszlo in 2009|
|Born||5 July 1925|
|Died||9 October 2017 (aged 92)|
|Field||Painting, sculpture, printmaking|
|Training||National University of Engineering|
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
|Movement||Abstract art, Surrealism, Informalism|
|Influenced by||Adolf Winternitz|
|Awards||Order of the Sun of Peru, 2011|
Szyszlo became a major force for artistic renewal in his country breaking new ground by expressing a Peruvian subject matter in a non-representational style. In 1962, he became a professor of art at Cornell University. In 1965 he became a visiting lecturer at Yale University.
Szyszlo was awarded the Order of the Sun of Peru in 2011.