Fernando Botero

1932 - 2023

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Fernando Botero Angulo (19 April 1932 – 15 September 2023) was a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor. His signature style, also known as "Boterismo", depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. He was considered the most recognized and quoted artist from Latin America in his lifetime, and his art can be found in highly visible places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs-Élysées in Paris, at different times.Self-styled "the most Colombian of Colombian artists", Botero came to national prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1958. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fernando Botero has received more than 2,048,457 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Fernando Botero is the 118th most popular painter (up from 147th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Colombia (down from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Colombian Painter.

Fernando Botero is most famous for his paintings and sculptures of people and animals, which are often exaggerated and distorted in shape.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 69.95

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.65

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Fernando Boteros by language

Over the past year Fernando Botero has had the most page views in the with 851,826 views, followed by English (361,322), and Italian (141,364). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Bulgarian (543.07%), Catalan (449.37%), and Spanish (241.12%)


Among painters, Fernando Botero ranks 118 out of 2,023Before him are Ivan Aivazovsky, Annibale Carracci, Simone Martini, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Giorgio de Chirico, and Juan Gris. After him are Yayoi Kusama, Apelles, Arnold Böcklin, Andrea del Sarto, Gustave Moreau, and Parmigianino.

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Among people born in 1932, Fernando Botero ranks 16Before him are John Williams, Abebe Bikila, Peter O'Toole, Cesare Maldini, Luc Montagnier, and Miriam Makeba. After him are Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Víctor Jara, Anouk Aimée, Sylvia Plath, François Englert, and Dian Fossey. Among people deceased in 2023, Fernando Botero ranks 17Before him are Jane Birkin, Yevgeny Prigozhin, Giorgio Napolitano, Martti Ahtisaari, Kenzaburō Ōe, and Just Fontaine. After him are Lisa Marie Presley, Ted Kaczynski, Louise Glück, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Paco Rabanne.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Fernando Botero ranks 4 out of 356Before him are Pablo Escobar (1949), Gabriel García Márquez (1927), and Griselda Blanco (1943). After him are René Higuita (1966), Juan Manuel Santos (1951), César Gaviria (1947), Carlos Valderrama (1961), Shakira (1977), Sofía Vergara (1972), Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela (1939), and Luis Garavito (1957).

Among PAINTERS In Colombia

Among painters born in Colombia, Fernando Botero ranks 1