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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 nineteen, Adriano began studies in the Academia Real de Belas-Artes. In 1903, he acquired a stipend to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Édouard Vuillard and later the Académie Julian. Adriano made trips to Venice and got inspiration from the works of masters. In 1915, he helped organize the fine arts section of the Portuguese Pavilion of the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. Sousa Lopes became 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, the government commissioned him to do frescoes in the Main Hall of the National Assembly of the republic at São Bento Palace. That year he was given the scholarship to go to Rome to study the techniques of the Renaissance masters. Unfortunately, he could not 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 I.

 

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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