Emiliano Di Cavalcanti
(1897 - 1976)
Emiliano Di Cavalcanti was active/lived in Brazil, France. Emiliano Di Cavalcanti is known for cubist, modernist painting.
Biography Emiliano Di Cavalcanti
Emiliano Augusto Cavalcanti de Albuquerque Melo, known as Di Cavalcanti, was a Brazilian painter who sought to produce a form of Brazilian art free of any noticeable European influences. His wife was the painter Noêmia Mourão, who would be an inspiration in his works in the later 1930s.
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1897, Di Cavalcanti was influenced by the intellectuals he met at his uncle’s house. This would provide the basis for a lifelong politically driven artistic career, which would start by the production of a drawing published by the magazine fon-fon. He engaged in a pursuit for a Law degree in São Paulo but did not manage to complete this pursuit. Di Cavalcanti moved to São Paulo in 1917. At this time he held his first exhibiti
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