Fernando Llort is an internationally acclaimed painter from El Salvador and is well known for his inspiration in “folk art.” His art consists of cartoony images of mountains and villages, along with many others. His work is painted in bright colors on objects ranging from seeds to church walls.
Llort has created unique designs inspired by Picasso which are vibrant in color, and have joyful almost childlike features. The Foundation for Self-Sufficiency in Central America has awarded Llort as “El Salvador’s National Artist.”
Llort obtained an architecture degree from the University of El Salvador, and he is known for teaching art in the small town of La Palma, Chalatenango.
“I originally decided to go to La Palma because it was a place where I’d enjoyed traveling to with my family during our vacations. The mountainous environment served as a great inspiration for me and I ended up living there for ten years.”
Since 1968, Llort has been a part of many expositions, his first exposition took place in France, he then worked his way to the United States, Guatemala, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Ecuador, Japan, and of course, he’s had some famous expositions in El Salvador.