Willys de Castro
(1926 - 1988)
Willys de Castro was active/lived in Brazil. Willys de Castro is known for paintings.
Biography Willys de Castro
Willys de Castro was born in 1926 in the Brazilian state of Minas
Gerais. He moved to São Paulo in 1941, becoming a painter towards the
end of that decade. He began working with geometrical-abstract paintings
in 1950 and by 1953 had become associated with the emergent Concrete
art movement that arose following the impact that the Swiss artists
represented at the first São Paulo Biennial in 1951 had on the local
In 1958 he traveled to Europe and, upon his
return to Brazil the following year, he became associated with the rebel
Neo-Concrete artists from Rio de Janeiro who were rejecting what they
saw as the rigid
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