Artur LOUREIRO (1853-1932) ✿

Brillerò piena
la Notte
la Terra
e il Mare
di Moonlight Sonata
e Poesia

~ Catherine La Rose© ~

Sculptor and landscape painter and animalist, Artur José de Sousa Loureiro, born in 1853, in Porto. He studied with Silva Porto João António Correia and, in Paris, with Alexandre Cabanel. His training also took place in Rome (1876-1879), where he went with the patronage of Delfim Guimarães (Count of Almedina) and joined the Artistic Circle of this city in 1876. His works were exhibited in Paris at the Salon of the Years 1880, 1881 and 1882. He also lived in London and settled in Melbourne (Australia) after marrying an Australian painter, and during his twenty years here (until 1901, when he returned to Porto) he taught drawing and painting at the Presbiterian Ladies Academy and became inspector of the National Gallery of Victoria, among other positions held. When he returned to Porto, he created a school workshop in the Crystal Palace. Some of his works, scattered in museums such as the Évora Regional Museum, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Soares dos Reis National Museum, Grão Vasco Regional Museum, Sanderstan Gallery and Melbourne National Gallery, among other institutions and collections, are: Village of Count, Lapela Castle, Dog, Boats, Landscape of France, Rustic Scene, Brolles, France, The Rest of the Artist (whose model is his wife), A Saint Bernard Dog and The Death of Burks (who won the gold medal at the 1889 London International Exhibition).

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