Jorge Colaço

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Jorge Colaço
Jorge Collaço - Brasil-Portugal (16Mai1908).png
Jorge Colaço, c. 1908
Born 26 February 1868
Tangier, Morocco
Died 23 August 1942 (1942-08-24) (aged 74)
Oeiras, Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Known for Painting
Notable work Media related to Jorge Colaço at Wikimedia Commons
Movement Romanticism
Azulejo panel by Jorge Colaço (1922) that decorate the Sports Pavilion in the Eduardo VII Park in Lisbon.

Jorge Colaço (Tangier, 1868 - Oeiras, 1942) was a Portuguese painter specially known for his works as tile (azulejo) painter.

Jorge Colaço was born in Tangier, Morocco, the son of a Portuguese diplomat.[1] He studied art in Lisbon, Madrid and Paris.

Even though Jorge Colaço was a canvas painter and caricaturist, he specialised in designing and painting azulejo panels to decorate large surfaces. His designs had a late Romantic taste, celebrating the achievements of Portuguese history. Along with historical themes, he also produced ethnographic and landscape scenes.[2]

Among his most important works are tile panels in the Palace Hotel of Bussaco (1907); São Bento railway station in Porto (1905–1916); Sports Pavilion of Eduardo VII Park in Lisbon (1922); façade of the Church of Saint Ildefonso in Porto (1932) and many others. He also has works in Brazil, England (Windsor Castle), Geneva (Centre William Rappard [3]) and other countries.


  1. ^ Camões Institute: review of Os Colaço, uma família portuguesa em Tânger by Jorge Forjaz [1]
  2. ^ Camões Institute: History of the Azulejo in Portugal
  3. ^ WTO Building; Centre William Rappard