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June 11, 1927|
|Occupation||Sculptor and visual artist|
Francisco Brennand, or Francisco de Paula de Almeida Brennand, (born June 11, 1927) is a Brazilian sculptor. He works in several different media, and is best known for his work in ceramic sculpture.
Francisco Brennand, a contemporary sculpture artist in Brazil, displays around 2,000 pieces in enormous open halls, between monuments, gardens, and in the midst of an Atlantic forest reserve in the Varzea borough of Recife. Many of his works elaborate on abstract beings that are sensuous symbols. Several anatomic parts are in his studies, mainly from the female body.
He also uses ceramic to create floor and wall tiles for construction. His studio is set in an old roofing ceramic tile factory that belonged to the sculptor's father Ricardo.
Some of his works can be seen at the Parque das esculturas (Sculptures Park), located in Recife Antigo district in Recife. The city commissioned this park in 2000 in celebration of the 500 years since the discovery of Brazil.
- Propriedade Santos Cosme e Damião, Várzea (the artist's studio)
- Marco Zero square in Recife Antigo, Recife (the Sculpture Park)
- 18th São Paulo Art Biennial – 1985
- 20th São Paulo Art Biennial – 1989
- Esculturas 1974–1998 at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo – 1998
- Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro – 2000
- Esculturas at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba – 2004
- (Portuguese) Brennand's official homepage
- (Portuguese) Brennand's diary extracts
- Photographs of Oficina Brennand by Jonathan Flaum
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