Portuguese painter and potter Born in Vila Velha Rodão in 1927
Career development He attended the Science College in Lisbon University, as well as free classes at the Academy of Fine Arts and José Trindade Pottery Study He was a teacher of ceramics at the School of Decorative Arts António Arroio.Escola deArtesDecorativasAntónio Arroio
He studied ceramics in Faenza, Rome and Florence with an Italian Government scholarship. He developed his work later in Gien Faience Factory in France, sponsored by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
His Paintings… In his paintings we can distinguish an ornamental and decorative sense, the choice of two-dimensionality and the denial of depth. He produced earthenware squares, the Portuguese Azulejo (tiles), an art that still has its importance in Portugal, brought by the Arabs to the Iberian peninsula.
The spontaneity of brushstroke dominates in his tiles. His signed and dated tiles are considered real pieces of art.
His work… Cargaleiro’s work shows the extraversion, brightness, optimism and sensuality of the Mediterranean character.
Done by:Class 6thBEscola Básica e Secundária de Maceira