Víctor Delfín Biography

Lobitos, Piura, Peru, 1927

One of Peru's most internationally acclaimed artists, Victor Delfin's sculptures, paintings and GRAPHIC PRINTS are inspired by the ancient Paraca culture and the PREHISPANIC art of his country.

Delfin's bold and often vividly colored screen prints, sometimes figurative, sometimes schematically abstracted in the style of pre-colombian art, feature symbolic creatures such as condors.

Delfin trained at the National School of Fine Arts in Lima, Peru. He was the director of the Regional School of Fine Art in Puno in 1960 and in Ayacucho in 1961. He taught in cultural institutes in Providencia and Las Condes in Chile.

Selected Awards AND HONORS - Bienal Prize for Contemporary Art, Lima (1967). - Ignacio Merino Prize for Painting (1959).


  • Guayasimin Museum, Quito, Ecuador.

  • Museo Colombiano, Bogota, Colombia.

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Dominican Republic.

  • Pasadena Museum, Pasadena, California, US.

  • Bayard Gallery, New York.

  • Museum of Modern of South America, Washington, D.C., US.


  • Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company, Belgium.

  • International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, New York.

  • Museo Guayasimin, Quito, Ecuador.

  • Museo Gran Colombiano, Bogota and Caracas.

  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo y Jardin Botanico, Dominican Republic.

  • Museo de Pasadena, California.

  • Credit Bank of Peru.

  • Braniff International.

  • Cerveceria Pilsen Callao.

  • National University of Engineering, Peru.

  • Peruvian Telephone Company.

  • Enrique Ferreyros y Compania.

  • INRESA, S.A.

  • Venezuelan Embassy in Peru.

  • Sheraton Hotel.

  • Hotel Crillon.