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1934 -1998 Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lia Mittarakis was born in the Lapa district, and lived on Paqueta Island in the Guanabara Bay during the most part of her life. She held several different jobs such as secretary, cashier, accountant and teacher.
She started painting only after her husband's death in 1964. Since then, she has become internationally know. In 1969, she was invited to take part in the INSITA 69 (International Triennal of naive ar (showing 500 of 2137 characters).