Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Ângelo de Souza - An outstanding artist who has left us.. (his work remains)

It is with sadness that we bring the following news:

Ângelo de Sousa

Having lived most of his life in the city of Oporto (Portugal), 
born in Maputo (a city at the time called Lourenço Marques in the country Mocambique) on February 2 - 1938, victim to cancer, he left us yesterday evening at aproximately 10 pm.

(brief bio. - in Portuguese )

An outstanding artist (designer, teacher, sculpter...), he was known for his constant search.. serching to  braking new frontiers, dabbling in various artistic styles. Notable within these was his 

Ex. of his India Ink drawings

this image and of other four other drawings can be found in
 Carderno Sem Capa (Blog)

his drawings 

This and others at -  tribunaliraque




Highly praised and prized, he served as a pilar in contemporary art having been awarded
(one of among many awards)
the prestidious

São Paulo Art Biennial Prize in its 13th edition - in 1975.


This biennal was " founded in 1951 and has been held every two years since. It is the second oldest art biennial in the world after the Venice Biennial (in existence since 1895), which serves as its role model." 



 Also among  said awards was the Amadeo Souza-Cardoso Prize in 2007.

Regarding the patron of said award

- Amadeo Souza-Cardozo (Portuguese) 

    - Amadeo Souza-Cardoso (English)

For more regarding this remarkabe artist - Ângelo de Sousa (in English)


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