Fernando Botero’s Married Wife And Children; Meet The Colombian Artist’s Ex-Wife; Gloria Zea, Spouse; Sophia And Kids; Fernando, Lina & Carlos

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Who is Fernando Botero’s wife? How many children did Fernando Botero have? We explore the personal life of the talented Colombian artist.

Colombian artist Fernando Botero on Friday, 15th September 2023 has been confirmed dead. The talented artist died at the age of 91.

He was described as “the painter of our traditions and defects, the painter of our virtues” by the President of Colombia, Gustavo Pedro.

The artist, who lived in Monaco, was suffering from pneumonia, his daughter Lina said on Friday.

Following his death many have taken social media to pay tribute and share their condolences with the family of Fernardo Betoro.

However, others are interested in the personal life of the Colombian artist and want to know who Fernando Botero’s wife is and how many kids he had.

Who is Fernando Botero’s wife: Was Fernando Botero married?

Fernand Botero who was a talented artist was a married man and hence had a wife. The talented Colombian artist had a lot of women in his life.

Initially, he got married to Gloria Zea. The year they married is currently unknown. But Gloria Zea and Fernando Botero had three children.

Their kids are Lina, Juan Carlos and Fernandoo. Unfortunately, they got divorced in 1960.

Fernando later moved to Paris where he met Cecilia Zambrano. He stayed with her in 1964 and they had a son together. Unfortunately, his son lost his life in a car accident and Botero got injured in that accident.

Cecilia Zambrano and Fernando separated in 1975.

Fast forward, Fernando Botero got married to Sophia Vari. The two lived together in Paris. Sophia passed away in May 2023.

Who was Sophia Vari?

Sophia Vari was the wife of Fernando Botero and Greek painter and sculptor. She had a studio in Paris in 1992 where she trained the likes of Patricia Avellan and Laetitia le Tourneur d’Ison-Disone.

Sophia was born in 1940 in Vari, near Athens, to a Greek father and a Hungarian mother. She has a daughter called Ileana.

Unfortunately, this is the little information we have on her.

How many children did Fernando Botero have?

The Colombian artist did have children. Fernando Botero has 4 children. They are Fernando Betoro Zea, Juan Carlos Botero, Lina Botero and Pedro Botero Zambrano.

Who is Fernando Botero Zea?

Fernando Botero Zea is a businessman and liberal politician. He is the first son of the deceased Fernando Botero and Gloria Zea.

Fernando Betoro Zea was born on 23rd August 1956. He served as the Minister of Culture of Colombia from 1974 to 1982. He also served as Minister of National Defense of Colombia.

At 4 years Fernando’s family moved to New York City. He had his childhood education at Trent School and then Trinity School. Botero boarded at the Fessenden School in Boston, Massachusetts.

During his days at Fessenden School, he was elected as President of his class, awakening his interest in politics.

Fernando Botero Zea went to Paris, France in 1975 to obtain a Certificat d’Études Politiques (Certificate of Political Studies) at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris.

He returned to Colombia that same year to continue his tertiary education at Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). He graduated from there with a degree in Economics and Political Science in 1980.

He has four master’s degrees to his credit. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Master of Public Finance from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, a Master’s Degree in Journalism from City University London and a Master’s Degree in the Science of Happiness at the Universidad Tec Milenio

Fernando Botero Zea got married in 1988 to María Elvira Quintana. He has two sons with his wife. They are Fernando Botero Quintana and Felipe Botero Quintana.

He also has a daughter Camila Botero Llano called from his previous relationship.

Who is Lina Botero Zea?

Lina Botero Zea is the daughter of deceased Colombian artist, Fernando Botero and Gloria Zea. She is an art curator and interior designer.

Lina was born in Mexico City in 1958. She has three brothers; Pedro, Juan Carlos and Fernando. Sadly, she lost her brother, Pedro, in a car accident.

Who was Pedro Botero Zambrano?

Pedro Botero Zambrano was the son of deceased Colombian artists, Fernando Botero and Cecilia Zambrano.

Pedro was born in 1970 in New York. Sadly, he passed in 1979 after he was involved in a car accident. His deceased father Fernando Botero was also involved and was injured.

Pedro has two brothers and a sister. They are Fernando Botero Zea, Juan Carlos and Lina Botero Zea.

Who is Juan Carlos Botero?

Juan Carlos Botero is the son of Fernando Botero Angulo and Gloria Zea. He is a Colombian lawyer and researcher, who served as Executive Director of the World Justice Project in Washington DC.

Botero holds a law degree from Universidad de los Andes, a Master of Law from Harvard University and a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) from Georgetown University.

Juan Carlos Boteroa has worked as a researcher at Yale University and the World Bank. During his time there, he focused on developing indicators to measure the performances of legal and judicial institutions in countries around the world.