Graciela Rodo Boulanger
Woman Bird on Head
Offset Signed Lithograph
16" x 19"
In 1935, Graciela Rodo Boulanger was born in the Bolivian city of La Paz, to a concert pianist mother and businessman/art connoisseur father. Raised in a cultured atmosphere and artistic by nature, Boulanger was giving piano recitals by the age of 15, and had her first art exhibits in Vienna and Salzburg at age 18. Torn between the two great passions in her life - art and music - Boulanger finally made the decision to focus solely on painting and art by the time she was 22.
Boulanger traveled to Paris where she studied etching and printmaking under Johnny Friedlaender, alongside Rene Carcan (a well-known Belgian engraver and sculptor.) By 1966, she had married a Frenchman, and was also busy making a name for herself in the United States with a well-received exhibition and publication of her etchings. In 1979, Boulanger was named Official Artist for the Year of the Child by UNICEF, and two of her tapestries were presented in the hall of the United Nations General Assembly.
Celebrated by the Washington DC Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, featured artist of the Lincoln Center's Art Gallery and an official stamp artist of the World Federation of the UN Associations, Graciela Rodo Boulanger is an internationally recognized and beloved artist whose work continues to be collected and admired around the world.