|Pedro Nel Gómez Agudelo|
Self portrait, 1949 oil on canvas 95,5 x 72 cm
|Born||4 July 1899|
Anorí, Antioquia, Colombia
|Died||6 June 1984 (aged 84)|
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
|Alma mater||Faculty of Minas|
|Movement||Mexican Mural Movement|
Pedro Nel Gómez Agudelo (4 July 1899 -- 6 June 1984) was a Colombian engineer, painter, and sculptor, best known for his work as a muralist, and for starting, along with Santiago Martinez Delgado, the Colombian Muralist Movement, inspired by the Mexican movement that drew on nationalistic, social, and political messages as subjects.
Pedro Nel was born on 4 July 1899 in Anorí, Antioquia, to Jesús Gómez González and María Luisa Agudelo Garcés. He attended the Academia de Bellas Artes de Medellín, where he completed his secondary studies in 1917, he then attended College of Mines of Medellín where he graduated in Civil Engineering in 1922. In 1925 he travels to Europe and settles in Florence, Italy, where he attended the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. While in Italy he meets his future wife, and mother of his eight children, the Florentine Giuliana Scalaberni. In 1930 he returns to Colombia, and becomes Director and professor of the Academia de Bellas Artes de Medellín.
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