Armando Morales

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Not to be confused with Armando Morales Barillas.
Armando Morales
Born 1927-01-15 (1927-01-15)
Granada, Nicaragua
Died 2011-11-16 (2011-11-17) (aged 84)
Managua, Nicaragua
Occupation Nicaraguan artist

Armando Morales (January 15, 1927 – November 16, 2011) was an internationally renowned Nicaraguan painter. Morales is considered one of the most important painters in Nicaragua.[1][2][3][4]

Morales, who was born in Granada, Nicaragua, received many awards for his works.[1][5] He received his first award at the Central American Painting Contest "15 de Septiembre" (September 15) which was held in Guatemala in 1956. He received the award for a painting which he named "Spook-Tree". That same painting was later bought by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The next year some of his paintings were featured at an exhibition called "Six Nicaraguan Artists" in Washington, he received excellent reviews and sold all his featured paintings.[6]

Morales' work was exhibited at seven major shows from 1984 to 2000 at the Galerie Claude Bernard, a prominent gallery in Paris. The Gallery has published several catalogs of his work, and its website summarizes Morales' artistic career.[7] He died in Miami, Florida, USA.


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  2. ^ Villasmil, Alejandra. "Armando Morales cotizado en Nueva York". El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  3. ^ "Fallece Morales, uno de los más grandes pintores del mundo · El Nuevo Diario". Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  4. ^ Navarro, Alvaro (2011-11-18). "Morales el artista: un nicaragüense universal" (in Spanish). Confidencial. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  5. ^ "Armando Morales, Nicaraguan (1927 - )". RoGallery. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  6. ^ "Armando Morales [Nicaraguan Painter, b.1927]". Remedios Varo Art. Archived from the original on 14 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  7. ^ "Armando MORALES" (in French). Retrieved 2013-06-24.