José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior

1850-1899 Brazil-Realism

 

Brief Biography-Jose Ferraz de Almeida Junior from Brazil has an 'Artist's Day' celebrated in his honour on his birthday every year. He began his career by taking formal tuition in Rio de Janeiro with the help of funds raised by a local priest from his home town. In 1876, the Emperor Pedro the Second awarded him funds to study in the School of Fine Arts in Paris where he stayed until 1882. He produced many great works of art during his time in Paris, some of which he brought back to Brazil. On his return to Brazil he opened his own studio and excelled doing portrait commissions. He became a Knight of the 'Order of the Rose' and made a few returns to Europe before finally settling in Sao Paulo. In 1899, he was sadly murdered on a street by a cousin because of an affair he had with his wife.

 

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caipira chopping
tobacco

caipira chopping tobacco

country
kitchen

country kitchen

caipira's head
study

caipira s head study

fluvial
landscape

fluvial landscape

flight of the holy
family to egypt

flight of the holy family to egypt


reading

reading

interrupted
whetting

interrupted whetting

scene of adolfo
pinto's family

scene of adolfo pinto's family

landscape at the
rio das pedras

landscape at the rio das pedras


seascape

seascape

nha
chica

nha chica

tabatinguera
bridge

tabatinguera bridge

votorantim
waterfall

votorantim waterfall

the guitar
player

the guitar player

the
inopportune

the inopportune

after
the bath

after the bath

after
the party

after the party

baptism
of jesus

baptism of jesus


barge

barge

capuchin
monk

capuchin monk

girl with livro
dominio

girl with livro dominio


longing

longing

moncao
departing

moncao departing

negaceando
hicks

negaceando hicks

munhos
brothers

munhos brothers

self
portrait

self-portrait


rest

rest

studio
in paris

studio in paris

rustic landscape
with bridge

rustic landscape with bridge and houses

the beggar
study

the beggar study

the artist's
atelier

the artist's atelier

the fighter
brasileiro dominio

the fighter brasileiro dominio

the painter belmiro
de almeida

the painter belmiro de almeida