Humberto Pinochet


A native of Chile, Humberto Pinochet has lived in Quebec for the past thirty years. Hailing from a family of artists, he studied at the Catholic University of Valparaiso, in the faculty of architecture and the graphic design school. He is also a graduate of the visual arts program of Laval University in Quebec City.

Humberto Pinochet devotes himself passionately to his painting and has participated in numerous artistic and cultural events around the world, including more than 100 exhibitions in Canada, South America, the United States and Europe.


Over the years, he has participated in over 60 painting symposia across Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes and has won numerous prizes and distinctions. He has been honored many times by the Académie internationale des beaux-arts du Québec, as academician in 2006, academician counsel in 2007, Master in 2009 and artist of the year in 2011.


The Mazarine academy of France appointed him honorary lifetime member in recognition of his ability and devotion to the arts. In December 2007, he was chosen by the Salon national des beaux-arts de France to represent the Canadian delegation at the Carousel of the Louvre Museum in Paris.


Traveling provides a source of constant inspiration to Pinochet.  his works cover a wide range of themes and are open windows to a world that the artists invites us to discover. urban scenes, landscapes and marine scenes are among his favorite subject matters.

Intense colors, wildly exotic subjects and vivid light characterize the artist's work. His pictorial universe is in constant mutation. The artist's work can be found in private and corporate collections around the world and he is represented by many of the best galleries. He has been featured in many press articles and television reports.