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How does Fernando Botero’s art compare with the wider panorama of the European old masters whose work he so avidly studied as a young student in Italy, Spain and, eventually, France? How has his work been received internationally, and what controversies have surrounded his fame? Edward J. Sullivan, professor of art history at New York University and author of more than 25 books and exhibition catalogues about Spanish and Latin American art from the 17th to the 20th centuries discussed these topics at the Toledo Museum of Art. Mr. Sullivan has written three books on Botero, an artist he considers to be a principal figure in both the introduction of a Pop Art sensibility to Latin American painting in the 1960s, and a major innovator in the field of sculpture and graphic arts.