Claudio Nelson Bravo Camus was a Chilean hyperrealist painter. He was greatly influenced by Renaissance and Baroque artists, as well as Surrealist painters such as Salvador Dalí. He lived and worked in Tangier, Morocco, beginning in 1972. Bravo also lived in Chile, New York and Spain. He was known mainly for his paintings of still lifes, portraits and packages, but he had also done drawings, lithographs, engraving and figural bronze sculptures. Bravo painted many prominent figures in society, including caudillo Franco of Spain, President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos of the Philippines and Malcolm Forbes.
The Baltimore Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Modern Art, Museum Ludwig, the Palmer Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are among the public collections holding works by Bravo.