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António Carneiro

1872-1930 Portugal/Expressionism


Brief Biography-António Carneiro was born in Amarante, North Portugal. When his mother died and his father abandoned him, he became an orphan at seven. He began to draw at an early age, which the staff of his orphanage recognised. They enrolled him in the Escola Superior de Belas-Artes do Porto, and he was known as the ‘Little Monk of Nova Sintra.’ When he was eighteen, he briefly studied sculpture with António Soares dos Reis before returning to painting. He was married in 1893 and reunited with his father two years later. In 1897, he entered the Académie Julien in Paris on a scholarship; Paris was his home until 1911. He travelled to Brazil for two years before returning to Porto, where he taught at the Escola and became Chair of the drawing department. Carneiro went on a study trip to Italy, wrote poetry and made a living from illustrations in his later years. He died in Porto in 1930. His works are on view in the Municipal Museum Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, in Amarante, the Chiado Museum, Lisbon and other locations in Portugal.


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eco messenger of
universal language

eco messenger of universal language

last supper

last supper

nocturne the
sacristan in leca

nocturne the sacristan in leca

raquel study

raquel study

self portrait
as ecce homo

self portrait as ecce homo

self portrait

self portrait

triptych hope love
and longing

triptych panels of hope love and longing

young lady from

young lady from minho