António Carneiro

1872-1930 Portugal/Expressionism

 

Brief Biography-António Carneiro was born in Amarante, North Portugal. With the death of his mother and abandonment by his father, he became an orphan at the age of seven. He began to draw at an early age which was recognized by the staff of his orphanage. They enrolled him in the Escola Superior de Belas-Artes do Porto where he was known as the 'Little Monk of Nova Sintra'. When he was eighteen, he did a brief period learning sculpture with António Soares dos Reis before returning to painting. He was married in 1893 and reunited with his father two years later. In 1897, he entered the Académie Julien in Paris on a scholarship, Paris was his home until 1911. He travelled to Brazil for two years before returning to Porto, where he taught at the Escola and became Chair of the drawing department. He went on a study trip to Italy, wrote poetry and made a living from illustrations in his later years. He died in Porto in 1930. His work can be viewed in the Municipal Museum Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, in Amarante, the Chiado Museum, Lisbon and other locations in Portugal.

 

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eco messenger of
universal language

eco messenger of universal language


last supper

last supper

nocturne the
sacristan in leca

nocturne the sacristan in leca


raquel study

raquel study

self portrait
as ecce homo

self portrait as ecce homo


self portrait

self portrait

triptych hope love
and longing

triptych panels of hope love and longing

young lady from
minho

young lady from minho