João Marques de Oliveira

1853-1927 Portugal/Naturalism-Plein-air

 

Brief Biography-Joao Joaquim Marques da Silva Oliveira, born in Porto, studied at the Academy of fine arts from 1864 to 1873, João António Correia was one of his masters. He travelled with Silva Porto to Paris, where they studied under Alexandre Cabanel in the École des Beaux-arts, before travelling to Belgium, Holland, England and finally Italy until 1878.
When he returned to Porto, his successful career eventually led him to become Director at the Academy in Porto and later in life he was Director of the Soares dos Reis National Museum, Porto.
Both he and Silva Porto have been credited with introducing naturalist painting, or plein-air, to Portuguese art.

 

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beach
with figures

beach with figures


belem tower

belem tower

the sculptor soares
dos reis

the sculptor soares dos reis


sheep

sheep

cephalus
and procris

cephalus and procris

end of
the day

end of the day


interior

interior


laundress

laundress


povoa de varzim

povoa de varzim


self portrait

self portrait


boy

boy

stretch along
the tagus

stretch along the tagus

boy
with hoop

boy with hoop

waiting for
the boats

waiting for the boats