Theo Constanté


Theo Constanté (born 1934 in Guayaquil, Ecuador) is a master Latin American painter who is a part of the Abstract Informalist Movement in Ecuador. In 2005, Constanté won the country's most prestigious award for art, literature and culture, the Premio Eugenio Espejo National Award, presented by the President of Ecuador. Constanté's works are abstract in nature and consist of many colors which meld together amongst loosely drawn geometric lines. Constanté has stated that his favorite colors are red, orange and blue and they are the colors that are typically more dominant in his work.

Constanté studied and later taught at the School of Fine Arts in Guayaquil and in the Academy of San Fernando of Madrid. In 1963, Constanté's works were represented at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris for the Third Biennial of Paris together with fellow Ecuadorian painters Enrique Tábara and Humberto Moré. The work of Theo Constanté can be found in galleries, museums and collections throughout Guayaquil, Quito, Lima, Cali, Säo Paulo, Miami, New York, Paris, and Madrid.