Adolfo Perez Esquivel

Adolfo Perez Esquivel

Born: November 11, 1931

Nationality: Argentina

Occupation: architect,painter,sculptor,university teacher

Biography: Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (born November 26, 1931) is an Argentine activist, community organizer, art painter, writer and sculptor. He was the recipient of the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize for his opposition to Argentina's last civil-military dictatorship (1976-1983), during which he was detained, tortured, and held without trial for 14 months; during that period he also received, among other distinctions, the Pope John XXIII Peace Memorial.