Pop Artist Romero Britto Joins School’s New Entrepreneurship Advisory Board
November 17, 2009
Dean Barbara Kahn meets with pop artist Romero
“We are delighted that Romero Britto has agreed to provide strategic counsel to the School of Business as we explore and develop new initiatives to strengthen our longstanding entrepreneurship education and research program,” said Dean Barbara E. Kahn. “Not only is Romero a great artist, he has built a phenomenally successful business with an international reputation and our students and program will benefit greatly from his expertise,” added Kahn, who announced Britto’s appointment during a Global Entrepreneurship Week event at which Britto spoke on Nov. 17.
Britto is a self-taught pop artist and painter whose work is acclaimed for its vivid colors and elements of pop art and cubism. After moving to Miami from Brazil in the 1980s, Romero gained worldwide fame in 1989 when he was commissioned by Absolut Vodka, along with artists Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, to design a commemorative bottle label for the company. Britto’s work is currently represented in more than 100 galleries on five continents. His art is in demand by companies worldwide for advertising, product logos, sculptures, murals and other public art.
Romero Britto speaks to an audience in the School's
The UM School of Business has been committed to fostering student entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thought leadership for more than 60 years. Through its unique results-driven approach to entrepreneurship education, the School offers a robust entrepreneurship curriculum, supports programs to nurture student-run businesses and provides a research environment where entrepreneurial thinking flourishes. Not only do students learn about entrepreneurship in the classroom, they participate in real-world consulting for small businesses and immersion opportunities which include the School’s long-running annual Business Plan Competition.
In addition to Britto, the School’s Entrepreneurship Program Advisory Board, to date, includes Samuel (Sandy Goldstein), the founder and CEO of Capsicum Group LLC; Gene Gomberg, the founder and CEO of FirstManagement Partners; and Florida state Senator Jeremy Ring.