Claudio Bravo (1936-2011)

Name: Claudio Bravo Camus
Born: November 8, 1936
Origin: Valparaíso, Chile
Died: June 4, 2011 (aged 73)

On June 4,2011 Chilean painter Claudio Bravo passed away in Morocco. Claudio Bravo was known for his involvement in the Hyperrealism movement in art.

Claudio was born in Valparaíso and studied art at Colegio San Ignacio in Santiago, Chile. Claudio then moved to Madrid, Spain where he was known as a portrait artist. He has painted a portrait of former Spanish dictator Franco. In 1968, Bravo received an invitation to paint Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos of the Philippines.

Bravo then moved to Morocco in 1972, where he lived until his death. Bravo’s works are included in the collections of:

  • El Museo del Barrio, New York, New York
  • Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
  • Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
  • Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
  • The Palmer Museum of Art, State College, Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Claudio Bravo passed away in his home of an epilepsy attack. He when was 74.

Here is a link to his website.

Chilaba azul (1995) Oil painting on canvas.


Untitled (1982) Pencil on paper.

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