Galo Galecio: 8 interesting facts

Galo Galecio Taranto (June 1, 1906 in Vinces – April 14, 1993 in Quito) was a Famous Ecuadorian painter, sculptor, caricaturist, and printmaker.

He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Guayaquil, and established a scholarship to testing printmaking and mural painting at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Mexico from 1944-1946. In Mexico he studied with well-known muralist Diego Rivera, and became a member of the printmaking workshop Taller de Gráfica Popular. He then created his first print portfolio Bajo la Linea del Ecuador, one of his most important works.

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In 1987 Galo Galecio was awarded Ecuador’s most prestigious prize “Premio Eugenio Espejo” for his lifetime feat as an artist.

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