Gustavo Novoa

Gustavo Novoa

Chilean born Gustavo Novoa became represented exclusively by the Wally Findlay Galleries in the early 1970’s, and his one-man shows in New York, Paris, Palm Beach and Beverly Hills, established him as a champion of ecology and wildlife preservation. His animals are primitive and painted in lush and colorful backgrounds.

In 1977, the publication of his book “Jungle Fables”, for which he wrote the text and executed the paintings, was a collection of rhymes on “Vice and Virtue” that gave a new dimension to his animals, making them more anthropomorphic and philosophical. By 1981, Novoa’s paintings had changed again. His show, “The Grand Tour” sent his felines prowling the major cities of the world.

On April 3, 1988 Prince Charles set a new record for Novoa’s sales by auctioning one of his paintings at a benefit in Palm Beach.

On April 26, 1991, Novoa was received at the White House by Mrs. George Bush. Miami’s Art Deco District had chosen his painting of the “Carlyle Hotel” to be presented to the First Lady; the painting hangs in the President’s library.

His cats, who started their pilgrimage in their native jungles with a naïve approach visited through the years many locations, including our major cities and the solar systems, have finally landed in our world of art.

Using themes from other artists from Michelangelo to Picasso, but reinterpreted through his felines, Novoa has eased his way into surrealism.

His impressive list of collections includes: H.R.H Prince Charles, Valentino, Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Whitney Houston, Sylvester Stallone, Carolina Herrera and many, many others.

Art on Fashion® is honoured to be showcasing some of the works of Gustavo Novoa.

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