Armando Morales, (1927-2011)
Armando Morales is considered one of the most important painters from Nicaragua. Born in Granada, Nicaragua, Morales received many awards for his works, receiving his first at Guatemala’s Central American Painting Contest, "15 de Septiembre" (September 15) in 1956, for his painting Spook Tree. (1956), an abstract composition of shaded planes that create a primitive, mask-like form. That same painting was later bought by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The next year, Sequiera’s paintings were featured in the exhibition "Six Nicaraguan Artists" in Washington, which received incredible acclaim and considerable commercial attention, with all of his works eventually selling.
Between 1984 and 2000, Morales' work was exhibited in seven major exhibitions at Galerie Claude Bernard, a prominent gallery in Paris, which has also released several catalogues of the artist’s works. He died in Miami, Florida.