João Cutileiro

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Statue of St John the Baptist in the Ribeira Square of Oporto, by Cutileiro

João Cutileiro, OSE (born 26 June 1937 at Lisbon) is a Portuguese sculptor.[1] He is famous around the world for his works depicting women's torsos in marble.

He's also the author of several pieces of modern public sculpture, being the most famous, his statue of Sebastian of Portugal, inaugurated in 1973, in Lagos. This work marks the end of the academic historical sculpture of the Estado Novo, and the beginning of a new era of contemporaneity in the Portuguese public sculpture.


  1. ^ "Exposição de João Cutileiro no Pico". AZORESdigital (in Portuguese). 26 Dec 2006. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011.