Rodrigo Melo Franco

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Left to right: Candido Portinari, Antônio Bento, Mário de Andrade, and Rodrigo Melo Franco

Rodrigo Melo Franco de Andrade (1898–1969) was a Brazilian art critic and historian. He served as director of preservation of artistic patrimony of Brazil at the Ministry of Education.[1] He is credited, among many similar discoveries, with reviving interest in Antônio Francisco Lisboa.[2] He is the author of Monumentos Históricos y Arqueológicos de Brasil (Mexico, 1952).


  1. ^ Smith, Robert C. (1960). "José Antônio do Prado Valladares (1917-1959)". The Hispanic American Historical Review. 40 (3): 435–438.
  2. ^ Hogan, James E. (1981). "The Contemporaries of Antonio Francisco Lisboa: An Annotated Bibliography". Latin American Research Review. 16 (3): 138–145.