Artist Jim Amaral was born and raised in California. After completing his studies at Stanford University and the Cranbrook Academy, he married a fellow art student from Colombia and settled with her in Bogota in 1958. He has kept the Colombian capital as his home base ever since, making forays abroad to prepare exhibitions and, more recently, to cast his sculptures in bronze.
Amaral developed a successful career in painting, exhibiting in important galleries in Europe in the 1970s. In the 1980s he switched his focus to sculpture and began producing striking figures in bronze. Unable to achieve at home the quality in casting his work demanded, he started travelling regularly to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he casts and exhibits his work.
His intervention at the Experimental Workshop led the Cuerpos Pintados Project into new territory. He began an ongoing and productive relationship between the Project and the community of little people in Santiago.
Amaral is a highly personal artist who has allowed no concessions in developing his career and establishing his place in the international art world.
Size : 7.5 x 10 cms.
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