Hector Acebes | the artist
The artist Hector Acebes
Born 1921, New York City, USA.
Lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia.
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Born in New York City in 1921. He was raised in Madrid, Spain, and attended the Colegio del Pilar. His family moved to Bogotá, Colombia, where he attended the Gimnasio Moderno. Acebes returned to the United States for high school at the New York Military Academy. He gained much of his technical photographic skill by participating in the schools camera club and through study and practice on his own…
Hector Acebes is 88 years old and lives in Bogotá, Colombia. He was born in New York City in 1921. He attended elementary school in Madrid and middle school in Bogotá. As a teenager, he graduated from the New York Military Academy (NYMA), where he participated in camera club activities, and at fifteen, Acebes persuaded his parents to let him to make his first daring solo excursion, a sequence of boat trips up the Orinoco and other rivers of eastern Colombia and western Venezuela. After graduation from NYMA in the early l940s, Acebes enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to study engineering. He set up a small photo studio in Cambridge and developed his technical skills further. Acebes served for two years in Germany, France, and Belgium with the U.S. Army during WW2. Hector returned to MIT as a junior and graduated in 1947…
From mosques to market place gatherings, Hector Acebes (b. 1921), a Colombian