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Carmen Omega Pélaez nace in Barahona in 1939.

After completing his secondary studies, he entered the National School of Fine Arts Arts, forming in painting with Paul Giudicelli, and from 1959 on sculpture, with Antonio Prats Ventós, Gaspar Mario Cruz, Domingo Liz and Angel Benavente. In 1960, when she was still completing her artistic training, she was worthy of the first prize of sculpture of the National School of Fine Arts for his work Prayer.

In that year he also won the first prize with Christ, work executed in cement. In 1964 was awarded a scholarship by the Spanish government, studying sculpture and ceramics in Madrid. Referring to this artist wrote Manuel Valldeperes The following comment: "The novelty of Carmen Omega Pélaez -considered the work we know about her-, is a dramatic novelty. Practically it is in full distressed search that is absolutely necessary (...) is unsatisfied work for the most part, but it is also decisive work ... ".

Peláez is a sculptor who manages and mixes diverse media to carry out his works, which are adhered to language that mediates between symbolism and expressionism. Upon her return from Spain she was selected to participate in the First Esso Salon of Young Dominican Artists. In 1964, his sculpture Figures makes it worthy of the first prize of sculpture of the Eduardo León Jimenes Art Contest.

Omega Peláez is one of those counted women who have excelled in the field of sculpture national.


-Aida Cartagena Portalatín. Gallery of Fine Arts, Santo Domingo, 1964.

-Manuel Valldeperes. The sculpture of Carmen Omega Peláez reveals an intense human content. The Caribbean, Supplement, 30 / 8 / 64.

-National seminar on the identity of Dominicans, UNPHU collective exhibition catalog, Santo Domingo, 9 / 11 / 82.

-This text is a fragment taken from one of the books produced by E. León Jimenes-

Leon Center. 1993 Eduardo León Jimenes Art Contest. 25 years of history. P. 36.

Carmen Omega Peláez died in Santo Domingo in 2005.

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