Aurélia de Souza

1866-1922 Portugal/Impressionism

 

Brief Biography-Aurélia de Souza was a Portuguese impressionist painter. She was born in Chile, the family moved to Portugal when she was just three years old. She took lessons at the age of sixteen and entered the Fine-Arts Academy of Porto when she was twenty-three, João Marques de Oliveira was her master there. In 1898, she studied at the Julian Academy, Paris, before travelling Europe with her sister Maria Estela for a three-year period. She spent the remainder of her life in Porto where, along with her paintings, she did illustrations for the magazine 'Portugalia', and for a story book 'Perfis Suaves', by Júlio Brandão. She died in Porto in 1922. Some of her paintings can be seen in the National Museum Soares dos Reis and the Marta Ortigão Sampaio House Museum, Porto.

 

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family scene

family scene


in the atelier

in the atelier


Portrait of a girl

Portrait of a girl


peasant woman

peasant woman


pergola

pergola


portrait of a boy

portrait of a boy


self portrait

self portrait


vase with flowers

vase with flowers


visitation

visitation