Biography of David Manzur Londoño (1929-VVVV)

Colombian painter, born in 1929 in Neira (Caldas). From three to seventeen lived in Boto (Spanish Equatorial Guinea), where it has been this fantasy full of African landscape which he related to his caldense landscape. He studied in the school of art Claret de Las Palmas (Canary Islands) and then at the school of fine arts in Bogota. In 1964, a scholarship awarded by the OAS allowed him to improve his knowledge at the Pratt Graphic Art Center. Currently, AC staying between Sasaima (Cundinamarca) and the workshop that has in the eastern hills of Bogota, in which develops a great job as a teacher. His work is characterized by the pursuit of purism and perfection. It is also considered as one of the Latin American of aseptic realism; painter criticized and controversial, always triumphs for the quality of his art, as in the exhibitions of Cali and Bogota from 1994, with a collection of horses carrying the title of San Jorge and the Dragon. Manzur has received several national and international awards which include the award Guggenheim (1961 and 1962) and the Government of Antioquia, in the second Bienal of Medellin. 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 giant painted murals in Bogota, Cali and Miami. Many of his works adorn important buildings in United States (Pan American Union in Washington, Bank, library of Congress, Museum of Oklahoma), in Buenos Aires, Brazil, Spain, Mexico and Venezuela.