Andrés Eloy Blanco

Andrés Eloy Blanco Meaño (6 August 1896 – 21 May 1955) was a noted Venezuelan poet and politician. He was a member of the Generación del 28, and one of the founders of Acción Democrática (AD). He was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela from 15 February 1948 until 24 November 1948.[citation needed]

Andrés Eloy Blanco
Portrait of Andrés Eloy Blanco.jpg
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
In office
15 February 1948 – 24 November 1948
PresidentRómulo Gallegos
Preceded byGonzalo Barrios
Succeeded byLuis Emilio Gómez Ruiz
Personal details
Born(1896-08-06)6 August 1896
Cumaná, Sucre state
Died21 May 1955(1955-05-21) (aged 57)
Mexico City, Mexico
Political partyDemocratic Action
Spouse(s)Lilina Iturbe
Professionwriter, poet, politician


He was born in Cumaná, Sucre state, Venezuela, 6 August 1896. Blanco's family settled on Margarita Island, (Nueva Esparta State) where he lived part of his childhood. Until he moved to Caracas to attend classes at Universidad Central de Venezuela.

He earned his first award in 1918 by writing the pastoral poem Canto a la Espiga y al Arado, and released his first drama play, El Huerto de la Epopeya. That year he was put in jail by protesting against the government. In 1923 got his first prize at the Juegos Florales (Floral Games) in Santander, Cantabria, Spain with the poem Canto a España (A Song to Spain). He traveled to Spain to receive the reward and stayed there for more than a year.[citation needed]

He was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela from 15 February 1948 until 24 November 1948.[citation needed]

He died in Mexico City, Mexico, 21 May 1955. Several Venezuelan municipalities are named in his honor.

Bibliography (Chronological order)Edit

  • Tierras que me oyeron (1921)
  • Poda (1934)
  • La Aeroplana Clueca (1935)
  • Baedeker 2000 (1935)
  • Barco de Piedra (1937)
  • Abigaíl (1937)
  • Malvina recobrada (1938)
  • Liberación y Siembra (1938)
  • Angelitos Negros (Black Little Angels) (1943)
  • El Poeta y el pueblo (1954)
  • Giraluna (1955)
  • La Juanbimbada (1959)

See alsoEdit


  • "Andrés Eloy Blanco"
  • Andrés Eloy Blanco biography
  • Francisco Escamilla-Vera. Andrés Eloy Blanco (1896 - 1955). Barcelona: Biblio 3W - REVISTA BIBLIOGRÁFICA DE GEOGRAFÍA Y CIENCIAS SOCIALES (Serie documental de Geo Crítica), Universidad de Barcelona. Vol. IX, nº 550, 5 de diciembre de 2004 [1].
  • Luis Chesney Lawrence (Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas). Venezuelan dramatists in shadows: Andrés Eloy Blanco. In Spanish [2].

External linksEdit

  • Andres Eloy Blanco recorded at the Library of Congress for the Hispanic Division's audio literary archive on 23 November 1943.
Political offices
Preceded by
Gonzalo Barrios
154th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
15 February 1948 – 24 November 1948
Succeeded by
Jacinto Fombona Pachano