Tadeo is a Peruvian artist born Tadeo Zavaleta de la Barra in 1977. As part of an artistic legacy, his father is considered one of the greatest Peruvian artists. His father told him that the human body represented both the greatest difficulties but at the same time, the greatest achievements in art. Thus, he pursued figurative art drawing and painting at the young age of seven years old. In his work, he is striving to, "understand the ambiguities of the human nature". At 18, Tadeo enrolled in his country's prestigious School of Fine Arts, becoming the first student invited to participate in the Quimera 99 Exhibit in Mexico (where he is highly regarded as one of the best artist from South America). He is distinguished as being one of the few artists to be accepted to present his work aboard the ships of Disney Cruise Lines.
In 2011, Tadeo's 70" X 70" masterpiece was ceremoniously unveiled at the Miami Children's Hospital. A hardcover art book, "Tadeo" was published by Masters Fine Art in 2007 and a new book is to be released in Spring 2014. He has also been exhibited and collected internationally including: The collection of Juan Ossio, Culture Minister of Peru The collection of Alex Yemenidjian, President of Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas (former MGM CEO) The collection of Mickey Arison, CEO of Carnival Cruises The collection of Enrique Castel, world famous Engineer & Harley-Davidson motorcycle collector "Disney Magic" Disney Cruise Line "Disney Wonder" Disney Cruise Line "Disney Dream" Disney Cruise Line Sher Gallery, Aventura, Florida Gallery 51, Boca Raton, Florida Gallerie Esteban, Santa Fe, New Mexico Gallery Diamante,Carmel,California Mira Flores Culture of Art, Lima Peru.