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Juan Pablo Vergara Galvis

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Paulinia cupana(Botanical name), December 2004 Ink 12cm X 15 Cm © Juan Pablo Vergara Galvis
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Pterigoplictis multiradiatus(zoological name), january 2000 Pencil 25cm X 35cm © Juan Pablo Vergara Galvis
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No Name Buterfly, October 2008 Engraving Hand Colored Print 21cmx28cm © Juan Pablo Vergara Galvis
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"To feel that they look at us as stone and inside us we save heaven", October 2008 Engraving 21cm X 28 Cm © Juan Pablo Vergara Galvis
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"Big Cat Head", June 2007 Engraving 25cm X 17,5cm © Juan pablo Vergara Galvis
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Tito alba, 1999 Mixed Media: Watercolor,Color Pencils. 25x35cm © Convenio Andrés Bello (Andrés Bello Pact)
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Melanosuchus niger."Amazonas´ Black Aligator" head, 2004 Ink: Technical Pen 10,5cm X 7 Cm © Conservation International Colombia
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Espeletia grandiflora: first stages of its development, 1992 Ink (Technical Pen) 25 Cm X 35 Cm © Juan Pablo Vergara galvis
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Panthera onca sketching, 1999 Pencil On Paper © Juan Pablo Vergara Galvis
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Dasypus novencinctus.One of the South American Armadillos , Around 1998 Mixed Media: Watercolor And Color Pencils 25cm X 35 Cm © Convenio andré bello(Andrés Bello Pact)
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Thibaudia floribunda, 1992 Mixed Media 25cm X 35 Cm © Convenio Andrés Bello
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Carapa guianensis, 1995 Mixed Media 25cm X 35 Cm © Convenio Andrés Bello
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Brownea rosademonte, 1990 Mixed Media 25cm X 35 Cm © convenio Andrés Bello
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Caliandra carbonaria, 1996 Mixed Media 25cm X 35cm © Jardín Botánico "José Celestino Mutis" Bogotá
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Bogotá
Birth year
1954
Lives in
Bogotá
Works in
Bogotá
Schools
Academia de artes Guerrero, 1995, Artes Visuales
Dpto. Biología Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1981
Tags
engraving realism traditional, researching, zoological, botanical landscape drawing, figurative
Statement

 I was born in Bogotá-Colombia (Northern South America) One of the most biodiverse places in the world.Maybe for this reason, I studied Biology and Fine Arts.For more than twenty years I have been illustrating for several specialized and general audience publications in Colombia: Bogotá's Botanical Garden, Colombia's National University's Natural Science Institute, Andrés Bello Pact, El Tiempo Newspaper, among many other ones. I have exhibited in Colombia, Cuba and Perú. I coordinated two botanical illustration contests. The first one, inside the 8th latin American Botanical Congress at Cartagena de Indias-Colombia in 2002.The second one: a national contest to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "José Celestino Mutis" Bogotá's Botanical Garden foundation in 2005. Since 2001, I have been  teaching  botanical and zoological drawing mainly for biology and ecology students. I created the "Virtual Scientific Illustration Comunity", which is related with the CHM. United Nations Clearing House Mechanism and in Colombia is managed by the Alexander Von Humboldt Institute. Also, I have traveled giving lectures on scientific illustration history and workshops about botanical drawing.Currently, I am preparing a book about botanical illustration. I think arts and science have many ways to be related: botanical and zoological illustration is one of them.