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Marina Núñez del Prado: Bolivian sculptor


Recognized throughout the world and admired by people like Picasso and Gabriela Mistral, Marina Núñez del Prado is considered to be one of the greatest of Latin American sculptors.

Her work is distinguished by stylized curves (in onyx, black granite, alabaster, etc.) that symbolize woman (the female silhouette, the image of the woman, the indigenous woman, etc.), a theme that occupies a central place in her work. 



1910: Born in La Paz, Bolivia

1927: Enters the School of Fine Arts in La Paz, Bolivia

1930: Graduates from the School of Fine Arts

1930: Gold Medal, Best Exhibit of the Year, La Paz

1936: Gold Medal, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1931-1938: Specializes in artistic anatomy

1938: Gold Medal, Berlin

1946: First Price in Sculpture, Annual Salon of the National Association of Women Artists, New York

1940: Wins a scholarship to the United States

1948: Returns to Bolivia

1951: First Prize in Sculpture, Biennial Latin American Art Exhibition, Madrid

1954: Cóndor de Los Andes Award, La Paz

1960: Grand Prize in Sculpture, La Paz

1961: Order of San Carlos Medal, Colombia

1967:Recognition from the Bolivian Ministry of Culture

1969: Mexican Biennial Inter-American Art Exposition, Mexico City

1972: Moves to Lima, Peru

1972: Honorary Degree from UMSA (Universidad Mayor de San Andrés), La Paz

1975: Pedro Domingo Murillo Medal, La Paz

1977: Biennial Tokyo Exposition Medal, Tokyo

1983: Pedro Domingo Murillo Medal, La Paz

1984: Official inauguration of the Núñez Del Prado Museum, La Paz

1985: Manuel Vicente Ballivián Gold Medal, La Paz

1986: El Sol del Perú Grand Prize and Civic Medal from the City of Lima

1988: Medal of Merit granted by the Junta del Acuerdo de Cartagena, Lima

1990: Extraordinary Culture Prize, La Paz

1992: Voces de Ultramar Prize (Voices from Across the Sea), Las Palmas, Grand Canary and Madrid

1996: Dies in Lima, Peru


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