Caesar Andrade Faini
Caesar Andrade Faini is a master Ecuadorian painter and teacher who studied at the School of Fine Arts of Quito under the painter Victor Mideros. He was born in Quito, Ecuador. Andrade's initial work focused on Social Realism like his contemporaries Eduardo Kingman, Oswaldo Guayasamin, Camilo Egas and Bolivar Mena Franco, as well as many others. In 1937, Andrade created a series of dark images for his thesis called, Social Misery. By 1943, Andrade entered into an Expressionist phase that was thought to be influenced by painter, Hans Michelson. In 1954, Andrade took over Michelson's chair at the Municipal School of Art. Some of Andrade's students included Theo Constante, Luis Miranda, Felix Arauz, Juan Villafuerte, Judith Gutierrez and Jose Carreno.
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