Let's celebrate! 100 years with the National School of Fine Arts of Peru

The National Superior Autonomous School of Fine Arts was the first in Peru and this Friday has just turned 100 years old

¡La Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes del Perú está de fiesta!

On September 28, the National School of Fine Arts had a reason to celebrate for the 100 years since the beginning of its institutional life. In its trajectory it has rigorously trained artists such as Teodoro Núñez Ureta, Alberto Tello Montalvo and Gerardo Chávez, all of them icons of Peruvian art.

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As a symbolic act of these 100 years, they have just published a book in which they review the history of the institution and its contributions to national art. In the presentation of the book, the current director of the Carlos Valdez School affirmed that it is necessary to find elements that manage to program actions in order to face the challenges of the present and future of the institution.

It was created in 1918 and acquired prominence at the time that produced a national art, which appropriated academic influences from Europe together with aesthetics and symbolism of pre-Hispanic, Andean and popular forms. The School is a Public Institution of Higher Education that has autonomy in three important aspects for the establishment: academic, economic and administrative.

Who enter to pursue their professional studies will be faced with a panorama full of challenges, for this reason it is important that the applicant has a strong mentality and character because the talent and profession is not enough because if they are not supported, they can collapse.


For 1968 the Higher Institute of Aesthetic Research was created, which allowed to develop postgraduate studies such as: Doctorate of History and Philosophy of Art. In 1991, the director of that time Alberto Tello Montalvo carried out the publication of the first edition of the magazine ESABAP (Superior Autonomous School of Fine Arts of Peru), and a recognition was made to Daniel Hernández for being one of the most outstading professors. Also, during 1990 and 1994, they carried out a reform in the curriculum, expanded the infrastructure and created a bank of material for teachers and students.

The new vision of education trains the artist with intellectual abilities that complements his artistic and technical strength, contextualizes it of the dynamic reality by updating the teaching and its processes all the time. It broadens the theoretical knowledge of analysis, projects and research through new scientific, aesthetic and technological areas, all this in order that the graduate contributes to social peace for the cultural and social development of Peru.


LatinAmerican Post | Ana María Aray Mariño

Translated from "¡La Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes del Perú está de fiesta!"

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