Claudio Bravo was born in Valparaíso, Chile, where he studied with Miguel Venegas and painted numerous portrait commissions. He moved to Madrid in 1961 and since 1963 has participated in many group and individual exhibitions throughout the United States. His still life’s deal with visual paradox in a hyper-realist style. Bravo had an individual exhibit at ARCO, Madrid in 1983 and at the FIAC, París in 1980. In 1987-1988 a retrospective of his work was organized by the Elvehjem Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin, which traveled to the Meadows Museum at the Southern Methodist University and Duke University Museum of Art. Between March and May of 1994 he was the subject of an individual exhibition at The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago, Chile. Since 1972 the artist has lived in Tangiers, Morocco.