Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Selaróns in:
 • Cemitério São João Batista
 • Botafogo
 • Rio de Janeiro
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Jorge Selarón
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: 1947
Valparaíso, Chile
Death: Jan. 10, 2013
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Painter, sculptor and ceramist. After living and worked in more than 50 countries around the world, he decided settle in Rio de Janeiro in 1983, where he was the author of the decoration of the stairs of the Convent of Santa Teresa at the historic center of the bohemian district of Lapa, an iconic work made with thousands of tiles that gave him fame around the world. He was author of pictures and decorations with tiles, and was recognized for his work with the stairs of the convent of Santa Teresa, also known as "Escadaria Selarón" ("Selaron Stairway"), linking the neighborhood of Lapa to Santa Teresa and became one of the three more important tourist spots in Rio de Janeiro, along with Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado and the Pan de Azúcar(Sugarloaf). He decorated the site to mark the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States. The work includes tiles from 60 countries, and covers the staircase of 215 steps and 125 meters long. Some of the tiles were replaced regularly to give a changing nature of the work. He made his greatest work painting and selling nearly 25,000 paintings, often with the image of a pregnant black woman. Next to the stairs, was the home and studio of the eccentric artist, where he frequently taken pictures with tourists. He also used this place to paint their pictures. In May 2005, the site was declared a historical monument in Rio de Janeiro and he received the title of "Honorary Carioca" by the city.

Cause of death: he commits suicide. 
Cemitério São João Batista
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Created by: Errete
Record added: Jan 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103377888
Jorge Selarón
Added by: Errete
Jorge Selarón
Added by: Errete
Jorge Selarón
Added by: Errete
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Mary Standridge
 Added: Jan. 10, 2014

- Mary Standridge
 Added: Dec. 21, 2013

- Mary Standridge
 Added: Mar. 30, 2013
There are 4 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service