José Malhoa

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José Malhoa
Born José Vital Branco Malhoa
(1855-04-28)April 28, 1855
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
Died October 26, 1933(1933-10-26) (aged 78)
Figueiró dos Vinhos, Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Known for Painting
Notable work The Drunks, 1907, Fado, 1910, Autumn, 1918
Movement Naturalism
The portrait of Laura Sauvinet, a pupil of the artist, was considered by José Malhoa as his masterpiece. Museu José Malhoa, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

José Vital Branco Malhoa, known simply as José Malhoa (Caldas da Rainha, 28 April 1855 - Figueiró dos Vinhos, 26 October 1933) was a Portuguese painter.

Malhoa was, with Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, the leading name in Portuguese naturalist painting, in the second half of the 19th century. He painted often popular scenes and subjects, like his two most famous paintings, The Drunks (1907) and Fado (1910). He always remained faithful to the naturalist style, but in some of his works, there are impressionist influences, like in his Autumn (1918), that can be considered as an "impressionist exercise".

He saw at the end of his life, the inauguration of the José Malhoa Museum, in Caldas da Rainha.

Malhoa's House, also known as the Dr. Anastácio-Gonçalves House-Museum, in Lisbon, was originally built in 1905 as a residence and studio for the artist. It was bought by Dr. Anastácio-Gonçalves, an art collector, a year before the painter's death, and it became a museum in 1980, showcasing several items from his collection, namely works from Portuguese painters of the 19th and 20th century.[1]


  1. ^ "Igespar Ip | Heritage". 1982-02-26. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 


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