António Teixeira Lopes

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António Teixeira Lopes
Born27 October 1866
Died21 June 1942 (1942-06-22) (aged 75)

António Teixeira Lopes (Vila Nova de Gaia, 27 October 1866 – Alijó, 21 June 1942) was a Portuguese sculptor.


Teixeira Lopes was the son of sculptor José Joaquim Teixeira Lopes and started learning his art in his father's workshop. In 1882 he entered the Academy of Fine Arts (Escola de Belas Artes) in Porto, where he continued his education with celebrated artists like sculptor António Soares dos Reis and painter João Marques de Oliveira. In 1885 he left for Paris, where he entered the École des Beaux-Arts and became a distinguished student.[1]

Bust of Bacchus (1916) by Teixeira Lopes in República Square in Porto.

Around 1895, together with his brother, architect José Teixeira Lopes, he built his atelier in Vila Nova de Gaia, which nowadays houses a museum (the Casa-Museu Teixeira Lopes) dedicated to his work. He was professor of the School of Fine Arts of Porto for many years.[1]


Teixeira Lopes dealt mostly with allegoric, historical and religious themes, using clay, marble and bronze as materials. His vast work dots public spaces, palaces and churches in Portugal.[2]


  1. ^ a b "University of Porto Famous Alumni: António Teixeira Lopes". Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  2. ^ Caetano, Francisco Perfeito (2012). Escola de Artes Decorativas Soares dos Reis - O Ensino Técnico Artístico no Porto durante o Estado Novo (1948-1973) (in Portuguese). Universidade do Porto. p. 230. ISBN 9789898265869. Retrieved 2 July 2018.

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