Art Brokerage: Fernando Llort Choussy El Salvadoran Artist: b. 1949-2018. He (born April 7, 1949 in San Salvador, El Salvador) is a Salvadoran artist, called "El Salvador's National Artist" by the Foundation for Self-Sufficiency in Central America. He is known for teaching and inspiring the small town of La Palma, Chalatenango, how to make a living through art. He is the middle child of six (four brothers and a sister) and displayed an artistic inclination since an early age. His teachers would pick him to draw maps during geography lessons. After graduating from high-school he obtained an architecture degree from the University of El Salvador. A thirst for new experiences led him to further his studies in France in 1968. After France, he studied theology in Lovaina, Belgium. Religious symbols are present throughout his art. One can almost always see a church, a dove or an eye that sees everything. He founded a cultural house called "El Arbol de Dios" (God's Tree) where he displays and sells his art. His work also can be seen decorating the exterior walls of that city's Metropolitan Cathedral. Sadly, the artist passed away on August 10, 2018. Listings wanted.