Born in the Andes Mountains of Colombia in 1946, Orlando Agudelo-Botero has come to be revered in the contemporary art world. The artist combines a modern, free-form aesthetic with a personal humanist philosophy. His figures, while rendered in a contemporary, slightly abstracted style, project a timeless spirituality, which reflects the religious and pre-Columbian influences of the artist's Latin American heritage. The faces are soulful, many dreaming with their lids closed, many bearing inscriptions of the artist's charges to the world. Orlando's works call for social responsibility, for learning - represented by the artist as light - and for love of humanity. The lines of the figures are drawn with a fearless sweeping energy, yet each piece has refinements of the greatest subtlety. From the richly textured background washes, to the delicate shading and detail of the facial features, and the carefully laid gold leaf or hand sculpted paper collage of select pieces, these works are masterpieces of artistic skill. Many of Orlando's works are "original multiples," hand-pulled serigraphs that are produced in limited editions and hand-embellished by the artist. We are proud to present the finest of each edition, as well as some original mixed media pieces. In 1988, he was the recipient of the White House Hispanic Heritage Award for the Visual Arts, and he is a trustee of the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. In addition to numerous private and corporate collections both nationally and internationally, Orlando's artwork is included in the Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, Miami, Florida; the Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California; The Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, New York; Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, Michigan; Seven-Up Corporation, Dallas, Texas; Penn Central Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio; Gannett Publishing, Washington, D.C.; Virgin Island Daily News, American Virgin Islands; Kalamazoo Art Institute, Kalamazoo, Michigan; The Marian Institute, Dayton, Ohio; Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.