Édgar Negret

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Édgar Negret
Édgar Negret.jpg
Born(1920-10-11)October 11, 1920
DiedOctober 11, 2012(2012-10-11) (aged 92)
EducationSchool of Fine Arts, Cali
Known forSculpture
Awards“Grado de Oficial”

Édgar Negret (October 11, 1920 – October 11, 2012[1]) was a Colombian abstract sculptor.[2]


Negret was born in Popayán, Colombia. He attended the School of Fine Arts in Cali, Colombia. Initially working in stone in styles reminiscent of European modernists like Jean Arp and Constantin Brâncuși.[3][4] By the early 1950s, he began working in metal in constructivist tradition.

In 1955, his art was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art.[5] In 1963, he won the Salón de Artistas Colombianos, and therein became one of the most prominent Colombian sculptors of the 20th century. In 1968, he was awarded the David E. Bright Sculpture Prize, at the Thirty-fourth Venice Biennial. In 1985, the Museum Negret opened.[6] In 2010, he was awarded “Grado de Oficial” by order of the Congress of Colombia.[7] Negret died, on his 92nd birthday, in Bogotá, Colombia.

In 2016, Google Doodle commemorated his 96th birthday.[8]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ "Falleció el escultor colombiano Édgar Negret". El Espectador (in Spanish). 12 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
  2. ^ "Edgar Negret" (in Spanish). Iadb.org. Archived from the original on 2012-10-09. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  3. ^ "Edgar Negret". iadb.org. Archived from the original on 2012-10-09. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  4. ^ "Anita Shapolsky Gallery NYC". anitashapolskygallery.com. Archived from the original on 2011-11-21. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  5. ^ "Colombianos Destacados". Colombia.com. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  6. ^ "Edgar Negret, 90 años « Casa Museo Negret & MIAMP". Museonegret.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  7. ^ http://elnuevosiglo.com.co/cultura/sociedad-y-cultura/20851-orden-del-congreso-en-grado-de-gran-oficial-al-escultor-caucano-edgar-negret.html. Retrieved April 15, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  8. ^ "Edgar Negret's 96th birthday". Retrieved 2016-10-11.

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