Fernando de Szyszlo

Peruvian painter

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
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Fernando de Szyszlo in 2009
Fernando de Szyszlo Valdelomar

(1925-07-05)5 July 1925
Died9 October 2017(2017-10-09) (aged 92)
EducationNational University of Engineering
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Known forPainting, sculpture, printmaking
MovementAbstract art, Surrealism, Informalism
AwardsOrder 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.

Szyszlo died of complications from a fall at his home in Lima, Peru on 9 October 2017 at the age of 92.[1]


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