Henrique Pousão

1859-1884 Portugal/Impressionism

 

Brief Biography-Henrique César de Araújo Pousão was born the son of a magistrate, in Vila Viçosa. Both his grandfather Caetano Alves de Araújo and his paternal great-grandfather António Pousão were painters. He was brought up in Elvas and Barcelos. With the help of his father he enrolled in the Porto Academy of Fine Arts in 1872 and was there until 1880. He took up work in the Porto Art Centre until he went to Paris in 1881. He gained a state scholarship to study Landscape Painting at the École des Beaux-arts, under the direction of Adolphe Yvon and Alexandre Cabanel. During his stay in Paris he became very sick with bronchitis and was eventually advised to go to Italy for the sake of is health. He painted in Rome, Capri, Naples and Anacapri. His worsening health forced him to return to Portugal where he visited his father in Olhão before going to Vila Viçosa, he passed away there due to lung disease in 1884. A large portion of his paintings can be seen in the Soares dos Reis National Museum.

 

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cecilia

cecilia

house of blue
shutters

house of blue shutters

mirage
in naples

mirage in naples

model
painting

model painting


neapolitan boy

neapolitan boy


neapolitan

neapolitan


saint sauves

saint sauves


street of capri

street of capri


tired

tired

waiting
for success

waiting for success

white houses
of capri

white houses of capri

woman
of water

woman of water

young girl lying on
the trunk of a tree

young girl lying on the trunk of a tree