Olga De Amaral
Olga de Amaral (b. Bogotá, Colombia, 1932-) is a Colombian visual artist known for her large-scale abstract works made with fibers and covered in gold and/or silver leaf. Because of her ability to reconcile local concerns with international developments, de Amaral became one of the few artists from South America to become internationally known for her work in fiber during the 1960s and ‘70s. She is also considered an important practitioner in the development of postwar Latin American Abstraction. De Amaral has developed a unique language with a diversity of vocabulary from weaving, painting, and sculptural traditions. Her works are owned by major museums throughout Europe, North, and South America, and reside in distinguished corporate and private collections.