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Omar d'León, Nicaraguan artist. Achievements include invention of pioneer of modern art in Nicaragua considerate agnostic and master top noch as painter, as poet and fighter for Freedom and Peace of the World. Recipient Gold medal Managua, early 1950's, Silver medal Juegos de Guatemala, Honorary mention, Bogota, Colombia, 3d prize Camarillo Art Center, 1984, 1st, 2d and best overall, 1983; special diploma from Consul General Nicaragua, 1994.

Background

D'León, Omar was born on March 5, 1933 in Managua, Nicaragua. Arrived in the United States, 1986, naturalized. Son of David and Guillermina Lacayo.

Education

Doctor Fine Arts, University Managua, Nicaragua, 1957.

Achievements

  • Achievements include invention of pioneer of modern art in Nicaragua considerate agnostic and master top noch as painter, as poet and fighter for Freedom and Peace of the World.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Artist: one man exhibitions include: Museo de Tauroentum, France, 1982, Carnegie Museum, California, 1983, Ethinos Gallery, California, 1986, Gallery Qualli, Mexico City, 1987, Gallery Costa de Oro, California, 1988, Gallery Fernandez, California, 1989, Palm Street Gallery, California, 1990, Museo Galeria Omar d'León, Managua, 1990, The Americas Collection, Miami Florida Bond Gallery, San Francisco, 1993. Numerous group exhibitions include: Bienial in Spain, Madrid, 1950, Bienial in France, New York World's Fair, 1950, Bienial de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1969, Galeria Tagüe, Managua, 1975, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, 1980, Moss Gallery, San Francisco, 1980, Segund Bienal, Mexico City, 1980, Presidential Collection, White House, Washington, 1983, Art Institute, Chicago, 1987, Christie's, Manson and Woods, International, New York City, 1989, 90, The Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 1991, William Doyle Galleries, New York, 1991, Gallery Los Pipitos, Managua, 1993, Galleries Contil, Josefina, Managua, Christie's, William Doyle, New York City, 1992. Permanent collections include: Museum Modern Art Latin American, Washington, 1980, Gallery of Carole R. Korn Asid, Miami, 1982, Carnegie Art Museum, New York City, Museum Latin American Art, California, Sotheby's Auction, New York City, Museum Jose Luis Cueva, Mexico City, History and Art Museum, Ventura City, California, Gallery Salinas, Beverley Hills, California, Museum MOLAA Long Beach, California, 2000.

      Author: Lapiel del Signo, 2001. His poetry is included in Treasured Poems of America, Cenizas Literature, Poesia Nicaragüense and other anthologies. Art included in (book) Latin American Art in XX Century.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Writing, archaeology, classical music, philosophy, botanics.

Connections

father:
David Lacayo

mother:
Guillermina Lacayo