Ricardo Acevedo Bernal

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Ricardo Acevedo Bernal
1917 self-portrait.
1917 self-portrait.
Born (1867-05-04)May 4, 1867
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, United States of Colombia
Died April 7, 1930(1930-04-07) (aged 62)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Nationality Colombian
Education Colombian School of Fine Arts
Académie Julian
Known for Painting
Movement Impressionism
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Acevedo and the second or maternal family name is Bernal.

Ricardo Acevedo Bernal (May 4, 1867 – April 7, 1930) was a Colombian painter and musician. He was director of the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, a professor of painting and was well known also for his portraits such as those of noblemen, including Antonio Narino and the first Colombian President Simon Bolivar. He was also a photographer and musical composer.

He studied in Paris and won a medal for an exhibition he gave in Bogota on the occasion of the centenary of independence. In his later years he served as a consul for Colombia in Italy, where he died in Rome in 1930.