David Manzur

Colombian painter, born in 1929 in Neira (Caldas). For seventeen years he lived in Boto (Spanish Equatorial Guinea), where it has been this fantasy full of African landscapes that he related to his hometown (Caldas) landscape. He studied at the Claret Las Palmas art school (Canary Islands) and then at the Bogotá school of fine arts. In 1964, a scholarship granted by the OAS allowed him to improve his knowledge at the Pratt Graphic Art Center. Currently, his studio is at Barichara in Santander. His work is characterized by the search for purism and perfection. He is also considered one of the Latin Americans of aseptic realism; Criticized and controversial painter, he always triumphs for the quality of his art, like he did in the Bogota and Cali exhibitions in  1994, with a series of horses with the title of St. George and the Dragon. Manzur has received several national and international awards that include the Guggenheim Prize (1961 and 1962) and the Government of Antioquia, at the second Biennial of Medellín. He has made almost one hundred exhibitions in different galleries in Washington, New York, Miami, Sao Paulo, Chicago, Havana, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Tokyo, Caracas, among others. Manzur also painted murals in Bogotá, Cali, and Miami. Many of his works adorn important buildings in the United States (Pan American Union in Washington, Bank, Library of Congress, Oklahoma Museum), in Buenos Aires, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and Venezuela.

Muchachos robando un caballo

Date: 2008
Technique: Mixed Oil and Acrylic on canvas..
Size cm: 130 x 160 cm

Niña en la Playa

Technique: Acrylic on canvas
Date: 1991
Size inch: 78 7/10 x 63 in
Size cm: 200 x 160 cm

5 pm

Technique: Oil on canvas
Date: 2011
Size inch: 29 1/2 x 43 3/10 in
Size cm: 75 x 110 cm

Doña Cecilia

Technique: Oil on canvas
Date: 1997
Size inch: 63 x 78 7/10 in
Size cm: 160 x 220 cm