Monday, June 15, 2015

Lucilio de Albuquerque

Portrait of Georgina de Albuquerque
oil on canvas
61 × 50 cm
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Lucilio de Albuquerque (1877-1939) was a Brazilian painter, designer and art professor (Georgina de Albuquerque was his wife). He is best known for his portraits and landscapes. He also designed the stained-glass windows for the Brazilian Pavilion at the Turin International and did decorative paintings for the Palacio Pedro Ernesto. Georgina de Albuquerque was his wife.

His father was a magistrate. After a brief period of studying law, he enrolled at the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes (ENBA) to study art. In 1906, his painting won him ENBA's Travel Award and left for France. He remained in France for five years, and attended the Academie Julian. Upon returning to Brazil in 1911, he became a Professor of Figure Drawing and was appointed to a chair in 1916. Over the next decade, he received many awards and became the Director of ENBA in 1937, though he resigned a year later due to poor health.