Juan Carlos Stekelman was born in Buenos Aires in 1936.
He studied at the Manuel Belgrano School of Fine Art, graduating in 1962. In 1963 he was invited to host a solo exhibition at the Pan American Union in Washington D.C. In 1968 he moved to England, where he continued his artistic development with exhibitions in London, Oxford, Leicester and Brighton, among other cities. In 1982 he graduated with a BA in History of Art from the Open University and started his teaching career.
In 1989 he returned to Buenos Aires, where he took part in numerous group exhibitions in various local and national art salons. In recent years he hosted solo shows at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, the Frankendael Foundation in Amsterdam (2011) and the Austin Desmond Gallery in London (2013).
In 2015 he won first prize in the prestigious Salón de Artes Plásticas Manuel Belgrano for his print “El fauno con zapatos rojos” (the faun with red shoes).
He died in December 2015 in his home town of Buenos Aires.
His work can be found in the archives of the following museums and galleries:
- Museum of Modern Art in New York, USA
- British Museum, London, England
- Chris Currell Collection, London;
- Balon Collection, London;
- Escala Collection of Latin American Art, The University of Essex, England
- Museo de Arte Moderno, Asunción, Paraguay
- Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires
- Museo Emilio Caraffa, Córdoba
- Museo Rosa Galisteo de Rodríguez, Santa Fe
- Museo Nacional del Grabado, Buenos Aires
- Colección del Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires
- Fundación “Andanzas” – Julio Bocca, Buenos Aires
Juan Carlos Stekelman interview from 2012.