Humberto Peraza Ojeda, mexican sculptor born in Mérida, Yucatán, December 4, 1925. Humberto received his professional degree as a sculptor in the San Carlos Academy, U.N.A.M. in 1952. His career has included many years of teaching art – Art Hstory, Sculpture and Perspective for 5 years in the Motolinía Univerisity, 8 years in the Latin American University and 23 years as a teacher in the U.N.A.M.
Six time winner of national sculpture prizes, 13 gold medals, 16 special recognitions, 62 national and international diplomas, 52 large monuments throughout the Mexican Republic and internationally, more than 100 sculpted pieces, 48 oil paintings, 150 watercolors, 60 guaches, more than 3000 bronze sculptures, 16 books in which his work has been published, 2 TV documentaries, more than 3000 minutes on TV air time as art commentarist, 20 conferences given on diverse topics related to his art, 3 essays – all these speak of Humberto Peraza as a well rounded, accomplished artist.
Peraza is recognized universally for his sculptures on the bull fighting theme; it is he who gives the strong projection that this art requires, delivering in each piece passion and symbols that are translated in harmonic pieces that seduce us and carry us into the incredible world of bull fighting.d 40 group showings.