Amadeo Souza Cardoso
Amadeo Souza Cardoso (1887-1918)
Was an important Portuguese modernist painter whose 100 years dead’s anniversary will be commemorate next year.
Amadeo was born in the Douro region, where the family had an important rural property, always present in his work.
He studied in Coimbra and Belas Artes School (Beaux Arts) before he moved to Paris, where he met and became close friend of Modigliani and other artists.
He had an interesting personality and managed his own career with great success, exhibiting in important galleries and events such as the XXVII Salon des Independents, in Paris, in the Grand Palais, also in Paris and in New York’s International Exhibition of Modern Art.
He never lost his close connection to his family and his country, where he returns in 1914 because of World War I.
Together with other important Portuguese painters and artist, some not so known outside Portugal he founds the modernist movement Orpheu.
Sadly he dies in 1918, at the age of 30, in the Portuguese city of Espinho , victim of the Spanish Flu.
With the “excuse” of the centenary of Amadeo ’s dead we have built an itinerary to take you through the live of the artist in Portugal.
This is also an opportunity of getting to know important Portuguese artist that shared the same period and influences as Amadeo such as Almada Negreiros and Fernando Pessoa.
Contact us for more information.