António Macedo (painter)

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This article is about the painter. For the film maker and writer, see Antonio_de_Macedo.

António Macedo (António Pedro Urbano Veiga de Macedo, born 1955) is a Portuguese realist painter living in Porto. He works primarily in oils.

His main themes have often been the female form and still life; recent work has included street scenes. He is well known as a portrait artist in his native Portugal.


António Macedo attended the Escola Superior de Belas Artes (Further School of Fine Arts) in Porto between 1973–1974 In 1986, he received a BSc in Chemistry from the Open University.[1]


In 1975 he moved to London and soon became technical consultant for the Pantiles Gallery in Tunbridge Wells. His work was originally promoted by John Whitley Ltd in London; then, from 1984, by the W. H. Patterson Gallery in Albemarle Street, Picadilly. He produced his first sculpture works in 1986. From 1987 his art was promoted world wide by the Christopher Wood Gallery in Belgravia. Also in 1987 he was included in Dr Fernando Pamplona's 'Dictionary of Portuguese Painters and Sculptors', and became a member of the (British) National Fine Arts Society. In 1989 he won first prize at the exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He returned to Portugal in 1990, and he has been promoted by Galeria Cordeiros in Porto since 1997. He received a Mention of honour at the Bienal Of Placência (Spain) in 1999.

António Macedo is a member of the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (Lisbon) and Cooperativa Árvore (Porto).[1]

Individual exhibitions[edit]

1981 and 1984 - Fundação Eng. António de Almeida (Oporto)

1986 - Museu Municipal de Aveiro

1990 - Galeria Nazareth (Porto)

1995 - Galeria Euroarte (Lisbon)

1996 - Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda (Porto)

1998, 2001 and 2004 - Galeria Cordeiros (Porto)


  1. ^ a b [1], official biography. Retrieved August 3, 2010.


  • de Pamplona, Fernando (1987). Dicionário de pintores e escultores portugueses ou que trabalharam em Portugal (in Portuguese). Porto, Portugal: Livraria Civilização Editora. ISBN 978-972-26-1783-3. 
  • Cordeiros Gallery Catalogue (2001). António Macedo. 

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