Park West artist Romero Britto has been recognized by the state of Florida for his influence on the world through his art.
Britto, along with fellow artist Jane Davis Doggett, was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame by Secretary of State Ken Detzner during a ceremony held Feb. 2 at the Convening Culture Conference in Fort Lauderdale.
“Induction into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed upon artists by the State of Florida,” said Detzner in a written statement. “Romero Britto and Jane Davis Doggett have brought tremendous distinction to our state through their careers and tireless devotion to their crafts. Their work has touched and inspired countless people, and it is fitting that we honor them for their influence and brilliance.”
Established in 1986, the Florida Artists Hall of Fame recognizes artists, living or deceased, who have made significant contributions to the arts in Florida. Artists inducted into the hall of fame must be a native of Florida or adopted the state as their home. Notable inductees include Ray Charles, Ernest Hemingway and Robert Rauschenberg.
Britto emigrated to the U.S. from Brazil in 1988, calling Florida his home. He established himself as an international artist in the pop art movement with his bright and optimistic style, gaining incredible exposure after he was commissioned by Absolut Vodka for an ad campaign alongside artists Andy Warhol and Keith Haring.
Since then, Britto has been featured in exhibitions around the world and has worked with brands such as Coca-Cola and Disney. He also established the Britto Foundation, which provides support to those who create, promote and encourage education and humanitarian-based initiatives that benefit children internationally.
Park West Gallery is proud to represent artists like Britto and offer collectors the opportunity to own exclusive three-dimensional relief graphic artwork from this talented artist.