(1903 - 1962)
Candido Portinari was active/lived in Brazil. Candido Portinari is known for neo-realist painting.
Biography Candido Portinari
Candido Portinari (1903-1962)
Born on a a coffee plantation near Brodowski, in São Paulo of Italian parents, Portinari studied at the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes (ENBA) in Rio de Janeiro. In 1928 he won a gold medal at the ENBA and a trip to Paris where he stayed until 1930, when he returned to Brazil.
Painting in the Neo-Realist style, Portinari's works include images of childhood, paintings depicting rural and urban labor, refugees fleeing the hardships of Brazil's rural north-east, treatments of the key events in the history of Brazil since the arrival of the Portuguese in 1500, portraits of members of his family and leading Brazilian intellectuals and others.
He joined the Brazilian Communist Party
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