Maria Helena Vieira Da Silva
(1908 - 1992)
Maria Helena Vieira Da Silva was active/lived in Portugal, France. Maria Vieira Da Silva is known for abstract surrealist image painting.
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Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908-1992) was a Portuguese-French abstractionist painter. She was born on June 13, 1908 in Lisbon, Portugal. At the age of eleven she had begun seriously studying drawing and painting at that city's Academia de Belas-Artes. In her teen years she studied painting with Fernand Léger, sculpture with Antoine Bourdelle, and engraving with Stanley William Hayter, all masters in their respective fields. She also created textile designs.
By 1930 Vieira da Silva was exhibiting her paintings in Paris; that same year she married the Hungarian painter Árpád Szenes. After a brief sojourn back in Lisbon and a period spent in Brazil during World War II (1940-1947), Vieira da Silva lived and worked in
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