Graciela Rodo Boulanger
Graciela Rodo Boulanger was immersed in music and art at an early age. When she was only 11, she joined the studio of Rimsa, a Bolivian artist for tutorage. At 15 she attended the National Conservatory of Music and the Academy of Art in Chile. In 1952 she moved to Vienna to study at both the Conservatory and at the Dunstakakademie. By the age of 17, she had already exhibited paintings and given piano recitals in La Paz, Buenos Aires, Vienna, Salzburg and Zurich. While living in Buenos Aires concertizing and exhibiting, she saw an etching by the artist, Johnny Friedlaender which aroused in her an overwhelming desire to go to Paris and study printmaking in his famous atelier. She arrived in Paris in 1961 and worked with Friedlaender for seven years. Her style matured and she began to get worldwide recognition for her lithographs, oils and etchings. Since that time she has published works in all media and has exhibited and been collected worldwide.