Born 1935, in La Paz, Bolivia, Graciela Rodo Boulanger was influenced in her love of painting and music by her mother, a concert pianist, and her father, a businessman and art connoisseur. She studied music and art throughout childhood, giving her first piano recital at 15, and art exhibitions in Vienna and Salzburg at 18. Pursuing her dream to be both an artist and a musician Graciela Rodo Boulanger soon found time would not allow the necessary devotion to both her passions. At 22, she turned all of her energy to painting. In 1966, Graciela Rodo Boulanger’s artistic effort began to be realized when she published her first editions of engravings and first exhibited in the United States. In 1979, UNICEF designated her official artist for the International Year of the Child poster and two of her tapestries were presented in the hall of the UN General Assembly. The Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, DC, gave a retrospective of her oeuvre in 1983. In 1986, the Metropolitan Opera of New York commissioned her poster for Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” and her paintings were shown by the Art Gallery of Lincoln Center. In 1993, the World Federation of the UN Associations chose one of her paintings to illustrate both a stamp and a limited-edition print on endangered species. More than 200 exhibitions of works by the artist Graciela Rodo Boulanger have been held on five continents of the globe.