Adriano Sousa Lopes

1879-1944 Portugal/Impressionism-Modernism

 

Brief Biography-Adriano Sousa Lopes was born in Leiria, Portugal in 1879. As a young man, he worked as a pharmacist’s assistant. At the age of nineteen he began studies in the Academia Real de Belas-Artes. In 1903, he acquired a stipend which enabled him to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Édouard Vuillard and later the Académie Julian. He made trips to Venice where he got inspiration from the works of masters. In 1915, he helped organize the section of fine arts of the Portuguese Pavilion of the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. He was also called on to be the official war artist for Portugal that year. In 1929, he followed Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro as director of the National Museum of contemporary art in Lisbon. In 1937, he was commissioned by the Government to do frescoes in the Main Hall of the National Assembly of the republic at São Bento Palace. That year he was given a scholarship to go to Rome to study the techniques of the Renaissance masters. Unfortunately, he was unable to finish his input into these works as he suffered from a heart condition in 1942 and died in 1944. He was the lone official Portuguese war artist during world war one.

 

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a garden in paris

a garden in paris


boat discharge

boat discharge


candles in light

candles in light


eagle hunter

eagle hunter


madame sousa lopes

madame sousa lopes


self portrait

self portrait


the blue blouse

the blue blouse


undines

undines


venice

venice