Romero Britto is an international artist and respected community benefactor, donating his time, art and resources to over 250 charitable organizations and boards. He considers the role of an artist to be an agent of positive change.
Romero Britto is an international artist and respected community benefactor, donating his time, art and resources to over 250 charitable organizations and boards such as Best Buddies International and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Britto Central Inc. is a Frost School of Music Winter Wonderful Platinum Circle table donor and contributing a parting gift this year for our gala attendees.
Britto’s pulsating colors, pop themes and commanding compositions have led him to become widely regarded as the premier contemporary artist of his generation.
Born in Brazil and self-taught at an early age, Britto traveled to Paris at age 20 where he was introduced to the work of Matisse and Picasso. He moved to Miami in 1988 and combined influences from cubism with pop, to create a vibrant, iconic style The New York Times describes, “exudes warmth, optimism and love.” Britto’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in over 100 countries, including the Salon de la Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts exhibition at the Carrousel du Louvre in 2008 and 2010. He has also created public art installations in the world’s great cities and collaborated with such brands as Audi, Disney, and FIFA, for whom he created an official poster for the 2010 World Cup.
Britto considers the role of an artist to be an agent of positive change. In addition to his many charitable activities, he was named a founding inaugural benefactor of Harvard’s “International Negotiation Program” in his quest for peaceful conflict resolution.