Claudio Juarez Castillo Biography

Claudio Juarez Castillo




Cláudio Juarez, painter and printmaker, was born Cláudio Juarez Castillo in 1938 in Ayacucho, Peru. He studied painting and printing in the Escuela nacional de Bellas Artes de Lima. In 1960, Juarez was granted a fellowship to continue his studies at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro. The following year he received a scholarship from the Galouste Gulbekian, which he used to travel to Paris where he taught and worked with Stanley William Hayter.


After traveling and teaching in Spain, Portugal, Norway, and Denmark, he settled in New York in 1969. During his forty years as a master printer he traveled extensively throughout the world and created over 7,000 prints. His prints show extraordinary technical virtuosity through finely graded color, varying reliefs and textures and the use of powdered resins.


Juarez's work was included in numerous international exhibitions and is represented in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Bibliothèque nationale de France; National Museum of Art, Toronto; New York Public Library; Trenton National Museum; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Museo del Barrio, New York; Art Museum of the Americas, Washington; and the Phoenix Art Museum. His work is also held in the Olsson Art Collection in southern Sweden.


Cláudio Juarez Castillo died in New York in 2001.