Athos Bulcão

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An example of Bulcão's art.

Athos Bulcão (July 2, 1918 – July 31, 2008) was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He was born in Rio de Janeiro.

By the 1940s, he assisted Candido Portinari with the "São Francisco de Assis" painting at the Pampulha Church, in Belo Horizonte. Further, he moved to Paris, where he lived until 1949. Back to Brazil, he became one of the collaborators of the construction of Brasília, taking part in several of Oscar Niemeyer's projects. By 1958, he finally moved to the new capital of Brazil, where he lived until his death.

Athos Bulcão died in Brasília on July 31, 2008 due to complications from Parkinson's disease.[1]


  1. ^ "Athos Bulcão dies at the age of 90 (in Portuguese)". O Globo. July 31, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-31.