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António Dacosta

by António Tabucchi, Remo Guidieri, Alexandre Melo
Additional authors: 070 -- Tabucchi, Antonio | 070 -- Guidieri, Remo | 070 -- Melo, Alexandre | 620 -- Quetzal : Galeria 111 Series: Dacosta, Antonio | Fine arts | Painters - Portuguese | Ζωγράφοι -- Πορτογάλοι Published by : Quetzal : Galeria 111 , 1995 Physical details: 198 p. 30 cm. ISBN: 972-564-245-7. Subject(s): Dacosta, Antonio | Fine arts | Painters - Portuguese | Ζωγράφοι -- Πορτογάλοι
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Books Books Βιβλιοθήκη Ανθός
750.092 DAC (Browse shelf) 1 Available 1995

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Although he had no formal art training, Dacosta drew and painted from an early age. He completed his studies at the Angra high school and in 1935 left the Azores to attend the Escola de Belas Artes (School of Fine Arts) in Lisbon. Strongly opposed to the Salazar dictatorship in Portugal and horrified by the violence of the Spanish Civil War and the subsequent Nationalist victory, his painting took a menacing and surrealistic turn. He displayed his first paintings at Casa Repe in 1940 along with António Pedro and an English sculptor, Pamela Boden. He also showed at the annual national Salon of Modern Art where he won the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Prize in 1942.

He became one of the forerunners of the surrealistic movement in Portugal. Many of his surrealist paintings were lost in a fire in 1944 in the studio where he was working. The remaining paintings are owned by private collectors or Portuguese museums .

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