was born in Aracataca in 1917 and
in Bogota in
1998. He was considered of the
to Bogotá for the newspaper in El Tiempo and frequentedthe
of coffewiththe most famous painters
1930's. Matiz started
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Obsessed with his meantime work, Leo traveled to the five continents and overturned his talent into a cinematic design, advertising photography, newspapers creator, and founder of many galery arts. Passing the years, Matiz achive to exhibate some of his art works in countries like America, Japan, Venezuela, Spain and France, were he recieved the award “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” from the French Goverment in 1995.
From his work, Leo Matiz was one who contributed the colombian culture in the outside and proved that an artist could come from any place. Nowadays his art work still remain and are considered masterpieces ;therefore, exhibated in many Colombian museums and other countries.