Lily Garafulic Yankovic (May 14, 1914 – March 15, 2012) was a Chilean sculptor and museum professional of Croatian descent. She was a member of the Generation of 40 (Generación del 40) artists, which included other Chilean sculptors, including Marta Colvin. Garafulic was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in New York City in 1944. She served as the director of the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts from 1973 until 1977.
Garafulic was born in Antofagasta, Chile, on May 14, 1914. She began attending the School of Fine Arts at the University of Chile in 1934, where she studied under the sculptor Lorenzo Domínguez. In 1944, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to New York City, where she studied at the New School of Social Research (now called The New School) and worked with the engraver William Hayter.
Garafulic became a professor of sculpture at the University of Chile in 1951. Her students included Sergio Badilla Castillo and Raúl Valdivieso. She became a professor emerita at the University of Chile in 1997.
She received the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas award in 1995.
- "Murió la destacada escultora y Premio Nacional de Arte Lily Garafulic". El Mercurio. 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
- Renowned Chilean sculptress, Lily Garafulic, dies at 97
- Page about her work at the University of Chile (in Spanish)
- Entry for Lily Garafulic on the Union List of Artist Names
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