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Born in Caracas, Venezuela Guillermo Barreto spent most of his youth preoccupied with drawing and other creative activities. He spent many days helping Venezuelan artist Cesar Rengifo around his studio. During this time came his inspiration to become a painter. After high school he studied at Cristobal Rojas school of art and Pedro Leon Castro University. It was there he cultivated a true appreciation of art and affirmed his desire to pursue a career as an artist. During the years that followed Guillermo earned a living working in the magazine publishing industry. He was a lay-out artist an illustrator and even humorist with his own column in a popular magazine in Caracas. Although he developed his craft in a technical sense, he had not fulfilled his desire to grow in a classical sense. Guillermo realized he would have to go to New York City for a chance to explore and to perfect a style all his own. In 1980 Guillermo arrived in New York City. Upon arrival he enrolled in courses at the Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts. His work has been on exhibit from New York to Florida and throughout France, Monaco, Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Guillermo's work has been displayed at Cornell University, New York University and the Venezuelan Consulate.
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