Ângelo de Sousa
Ângelo de Sousa
Iron sculpture by Ângelo de Sousa at Boavista Avenue, Porto, with 14m in length by 8m high.
|Died||March 29, 2011 (aged 73)|
Ângelo César Cardoso de Sousa (February 2, 1938 – March 29, 2011) was a Portuguese painter, sculptor, draftsman and professor, better known for continuously experimenting new techniques in his works. He was seen as a scholar of light and colour who explored minimalism in new radical ways.
He was born in Lourenço Marques (now Maputo) in 1938 and in 1955 he moved to Porto where he enrolled in the School of Fine Artes. It was there that he received his degree in painting with the highest mark, 20. His academic excellence led him, along with Armando Alves, Jorge Pinheiro and José Rodrigues, to become part of a group known as "Os Quatro Vintes" (Portuguese for "The Four Twenties").
Ângelo de Sousa lived and worked in Porto, where he lectured in the School of Fine Arts (now the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto) from 1962 until 2000, when he retired as a Full Professor. Prior to teaching, de Sousa had his first solo exhibition in 1959 and since then his works have been shown worldwide.
He died in his home, at the age of 73, after battling with cancer for several months.
- The Portuguese grading system at highschool and university levels ranges from 0 (lowest grade) to 20 (highest grade)
- "Morreu o pintor Ângelo de Sousa". March 30, 2011.
- Perfil Ângelo de Sousa, Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese)
- Ângelo de Sousa, Antigo Estudante da Escola Superior de Belas-Artes do Porto (in Portuguese)