1 x 60'
Oswaldo was born in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, on July 6, 1919. He graduated from the School of Fine Art in Quito as painter and sculptor. He carried out his first exhibit when he was 23. His last exhibits were personally inaugurated in the Palace Museum of Luxemburg in Paris, and in the Museo Palais de Glace in Buenos Aires, in 1995.
Mao-Tse Tung, Nikita Khrushchev, Nelson Rockefeller, on his artistic journey, Guayasmín met the great people of the past century. In Havana, he painted Fidel Castro’s portrait.
His humanist work, marked as expressionist, reflects the pain and misery that the larger part of humanity has endured, and denounces the violence that every human being has had to live with in this monstrous 20th century marked by World Wars, civil wars, genocide, concentration camps, dictatorships, and tortures. This portrait celebrates his life and work, and explores his legacy to the future.