Graciela Rodo Boulanger

Born in 1935, Graciela Rodo Boulanger was a celebrated Bolivian painter. She’s best known for her contemporary painting style, featuring abstract depictions of children. Zimmerman Fine Art carries a high-quality collection of Boulanger’s renowned work.

Her Artistic Journey

Graciela Rodo Boulanger maintained a lifelong love of music and the arts. Her mother was a concert pianist, and her father was an art connoisseur. This connection strengthened and fostered her artistic passions throughout her childhood. Starting at age 15, Boulanger performed her first piano recital. At 18, she held her first art exhibitions in Salzburg and Vienna.

When she turned 22, she took the next step in her career by furthering her artistic education. She studied etching and printmaking in Paris under Johnny Friedlaender, a notable figure in 20th-century art. Before long, Boulanger started to take the art world by storm. In 1966, she published and showcased her first collection of engravings in the United States. Her work earned prestigious international recognition from UNICEF, the UN General Assembly, and the World Federation of the UN Associations.

Global Influence and Recognition

Graciela Rodo Boulanger’s work garnered international praise and held global influence. From Washington, DC to Paris, France, her art has been featured in over 200 exhibitions on over five continents. In 1979, Boulanger was crowned the official artist for the International Year of the Child by UNICEF. Washington, DC’s Museum of Modern Art of Latin America honored her career in 1983 with a retrospective exhibit.

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