Born in Cajamarca, Peru, in 1963, Malca Bartolome immigrated to Piura, in the north of Peru. It was here that he began an apprenticeship with the well known master Augusto de los Rios. After three years of very demanding work with de los Rios, Bartolome moved to Lima and started working in the atelier of Jorge Arribasplata, a superb still-life painter. He then rounded out his education by joining the studio of Ladislao Plasencki for two more years.
Bartolome's many years of studying art has culminated in a wealth of experience and a depth of knowledge. His still-life paintings are stunning in their detail, strength and scope. Almost like a stage set, his still-lifes are composed of a foreground of bottles of Chianti and crystal, and a backdrop usually consisting of magnificent hillsides.
Bartolome has participated in many exhibitions since 1990. Most of his paintings are exported to England and the United States.