Arboleda, Carlos (1929–)

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Arboleda, Carlos (1929–)

Carlos Arboleda (b. 1929), Panamanian sculptor and painter. Arboleda studied at the San Marcos Academy in Florence, Italy (1949–1954), and at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes in Barcelona, Spain (1955–1960). Upon his return to Panama, he became professor of sculpture at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (1961–1964). He was the founder of and a teacher at the Casa de la Escultura, later renamed Centro de Arte y Cultura (1964–1990).

Although his early works included neoclassical nudes in marble, like Serenidad (1950), Arboleda also worked in wood, stone, ceramics, and metal, developing a less academic, more symbolic mature style. His talent is most outstanding in sculptures with indigenous themes such as Piel Adentro.

See alsoArt: The Twentieth Century .


M. Kupfer, Encuentro de Escultura (1987).

Rosa Martínez De Lahidalga, Carlos Arboleda, pintor y escultor panameño (1974).

                                              Monica E. Kupfer