Benedito Calixto

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Benedito Calixto
Benedito Calixto de Jesus - Auto-retrato.jpg
Born 14 October 1853
Itanhaém, Empire of Brazil
Died 31 May 1927
São Paulo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian

Benedito Calixto de Jesus (14 October 1853 – 31 May 1927) was a Brazilian painter.[1] His works usually depicted figures from Brazil and Brazilian culture, including a famous portrait of the bandeirante Domingos Jorge Velho in 1923,[2] and scenes from the coastline of São Paulo.[3] Unlike many artists of the time, Calixto's patron was an individual other than the state, who were "the most dependable source of patronage."[4]



  1. ^ Peter G. Stone; Brian Molyneaux (1994). The Presented Past. Routledge. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-415-09602-7. 
  2. ^ Ana Elena Puga (2008). Memory, Allegory, and Testimony in South American Theater. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-96119-6. 
  3. ^ Brazilian art. University of Texas. 1976. 
  4. ^ Richard McGee Morse (1974). From community to metropolis. Octagon Books. ISBN 978-0-374-95914-2.