Ciro Beltrán Hidalgo, painter and visual artist. He was born on May 19, 1965 in Santiago.

n 1983, after two years of law studies at the University of Chile, he decided to dedicate himself to art and took private drawing and painting lessons with Ismael Norambuena. Later he began to travel to perfect techniques and to exhibit in Canada and the United States. In 1984 he enrolled in courses at the Contemporary Art Instutute and in 1985 he finished his degree at the School of Art at the University of Chile where he obtained Fine Arts Bachelor degree, in Paining in 1990.

Ciro Beltrán was an assistant professor of drawing and painting at the Arrau Corporation and at the sculpture workshop at the Municipality of Cerro Navia, Santiago.

Since 2005 he has been the director of the Bachelor of Visual Arts program at Universidad Austral in Valdivia, Chile.