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Pedro León Zapata

He was born on Feb 27th, 1929 (Táchira, Venezuela)

Zapata completed his undergraduate studies at the Liceo San José of Los Teques and then enter the School of Fine Arts in Caracas. Interested in murals, traveled abroad to study at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, School of La Esmeralda and workshop Siqueiros the Central American country. Now back to Venezuela, made teacher and illustrator.

Zapata was always interested in painting and caricature. It came even to mix. "Pedro León Zapata made a symbiosis between the two arts: painting cartoon and vice versa becomes Took elements one to add to the other Pictorially speaks volumes There is only way, there are also a lot of content with the least number of strokes and.... words, say the strongest things "added Erminy himself, who stressed the commitment of the artist for freedom.

Zapata's career has multiple awards: the National Journalism Award in 1967, the Municipal Awards in 1974 and 1978. His work was reflected in more than 10 books of his own. Also in the already iconic mural on the Francisco Fajardo highway that covers part of the Central University of Venezuela.

Zapata also represents a guide or teacher for contemporary cartoonists.

He died on Feb 6th, 2015.

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