Olga de Amaral

born 1932

Olga de Amaral, ‘Alchemy 50’ 1987
Alchemy 50 1987
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Olga de Amaral (born 1932) is a Colombian visual artist known for her large-scale abstract works made with fibers and covered in gold and/or silver leaf. Because of her ability to reconcile local concerns with international developments, de Amaral became one of the few artists from South America to become internationally known for her work in fiber during the 1960s and ‘70s. She is also considered an important practitioner in the development of postwar Latin American Abstraction. She currently lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia.

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