Olga de Amaral

Colombia, 1932


Olga de Amaral was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1932. She first studied architecture at the Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca. However, it was at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan in 1954 where she discovered her love of textiles. After years of experimenting with design and color she created her signature work, golden panels that glisten as they catch light at different angles. The collection has been called serene, regal and shimmering. Her works, which are internationally known, often take the form of large tapestries covered with gold or silver leaf. She is one of the textile artists who in the 1960s, first turned textile arts from a primarily two-dimensional representational art form into a three-dimensional, abstract art form. Her work has been shown around the world.

Artworks by Olga de Amaral