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The following are some famous artists in Bolivia. You can read about more famous Bolivians by visiting our Famous People from Bolivia home page where you'll find many other categories. You can also ask questions about any famous Bolivian person or add another famous person from Bolivia to our list.

Juan Bustillos
Originally from Caranavi he moved many years ago to Santa Cruz where he has become one of Bolivia's most famous artists in sculpture. Along with Ejti Stih he petitioned the city to allow them to convert an abandoned city jail into an art gallery and founded the Manzana Uno art gallery, now one of the most visited in the city. It’s monthly collections feature artist from all over the world. He also owns two private art galleries, each called Buho Blanco, one in Santa Cruz and one in San Javier.

Roberto Mamani Mamani
Roberto Mamani Mamani, of Aymara origin, is the most known of Bolivia's famous artists. His beautiful and very colorful works of art are collected and exhibited worldwide. He has won numerous national and international awards and his paintings are known best for their vibrant colors and the intense emotions they both exude and evoke.

Marina Núñez del Prado
A sculptor born in La Paz between 1908 and 1912. She graduated from the Escuela de Bellas Artes in that city and later became a teacher and one of its directors. She works in abstracts with fluid lines even in the most bulky objects, in which she uses stones such as white onyx, granite and basalt. She has exhibited throughout the country, South America and Europe. Her home in La Paz is now a museum where her sculptures are continually exhibited. She died in 1996.

Ejti Stih
A painter originally from Slovenia where she was born in 1957. She is a nationalized Bolivian citizen. She trained in fine arts in her native country and emigrated to Bolivia in the 1980’s where she settled and still resides in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Her work is characterized by strong lines, grand colors and large dimensions. She sustains that her paintings are inspired by her surroundings. She is one of the founders of the Manzana Uno Art Gallery which features famous artists from all over the world.

Lorgio Vaca
A painter, muralist and sculptor born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in 1930. He is considered one of the best Latin American muralists of our times and seeing is believing. His frescos and murals are colorful and can be seen in several churches, monuments, parks (such as Parque Arenal, for example) and galleries in his native Santa Cruz. He has exhibited throughout South America. As of last year he represents Bolivia on the UNESCO council. He is the father of internationally acclaimed guitarist Pirai Vaca.

Tito Kuramotto
A painter born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in 1941. He trained at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Santa Cruz. His style is undefined and continually changing. His works are impossible to box him into one style and have ranged from Cubist to pop art. Over the past few years he has shown a more realist trend, as can be seen in exhibits throughout Santa Cruz art galleries.

Susana Castillo
Susana Castillo López, born in La Paz, Bolivia, is an accomplished artist who has won awards and accolades and exhibits her work worldwide. She studied art and interior design in the U.S. and Spain. Among some of the over 160 portraits she has been commissioned to paint is that of Pope Benedict XVI and she has also painted or created works of art for several national and international authorities, including Bolivia's current President, Evo Morales Aima.

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