Jesus Fuertes: 16 interesting facts

Jesus Fuertes (Spanish: Jesús Fuertes Gomez; 14 April 1938 – 18 June 2006) was a Cubist painter, who was initiated into the world of art by Salvador Dalí, and was described as a “true genius” by Pablo Picasso. Fuertes often chose women and cats as his subject matter. Several of his well-known works have emotional impact the use of shades of blue, which earned him the nickname “Painter of Blue”.

His paintings hang in such notable buildings as the Queen Sofia Art Museum in Madrid, the Beaux Arts Museum in Brussels, the Contemporary Art Museum in Vienna, the Pretoria Art Museum in South Africa and the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art in Brazil. His works have after that been acquired by various celebrities and institutions, such as King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, Princess Christina of the Netherlands, Prince Albert II of Belgium, Baron Benjamin de Rothschild, the Spanish Ambassador Miguel de Aldasoro, Jacqueline Onassis, Paloma Picasso, Yves Saint Laurent, Paco Rabanne, Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Polanski, Sylvester Stallone, Julio Iglesias, Mireille Mathieu, Sara Montiel, Charles Aznavour, Sacha Distel, Capital Bank founder and president Abel Holtz, Deutsche Bank, Phillips, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer, and Sabena Airlines.

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