Amílcar de Castro

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Sculpture by de Castro in the garden of the Museu de Arte Contemporaneo, University of São Paulo
Various sculptures by de Castro in (clockwise from top) Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo; Unknown location, São Paulo; Pampulha, Belo Horizonte

Amílcar Augusto Pereira de Castro (born: Paraisópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil 6 June 1920, died: Belo Horizonte, Brazil 21 November 2002) was a Brazilian artist, sculptor and graphic designer.

Starting his career as a graphic designer, he revolutionized the design of Brazilian newspapers in the 1950s, but from the 1960s he focused on sculpture and was one of the leading figures of the Brazilian neo-constructivist movement. Amilcar de Castro is particularly famous for large, bold simple iron forms nearly always characterized by a design based on "one cut, one fold." [1]

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  1. ^ Romero, Simon (2010-12-02). "Obituary: "Amilcar de Castro, 82, Brazilian Sculptor Known for Works in Iron". New York Times. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 

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