Gladys Morante Biography
Artist Gladys Morante
Artist Gladys Morante was born in 1963 in Peru. Her Father was a professional jockey. His obsessive involvement with horses caused a lot of problems and stress in the family and Gladys grew to resent horses as a child. That changed when she met a portrait painter of horses with whom she developed a strong friendship and began an apprenticeship under. Her new mentor immediately recognized the fourteen year olds unusual talent and encouraged her to join the School of Arts where she graduated with honors.
Painting horses is Gladys Morante's life work. She approaches the subject with a deep sense of reverence and respect. Using an abstract style of painting, Morante captures the magnificence, power and grace of the animals while balancing a blend of intense emotion, tenderness and love.
Gladys Morante's paintings have been featured in several exhibits in North and South America including the United States Embassy, the Embassy of Spain, the Russian Cultural Institute and El Museo de la Nación (Museum of the Nation, Lima Peru).