Maria Helena Vieira Da Silva

Maria Helena Vieira Da Silva

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (June 13, 1908 - March 6, 1992) was a Portuguese-French abstractionist painter. Vieira da Silva was born in Lisbon, Portugal. At the age of eleven she had begun seriously studying drawing and painting at that city's Academia de Belas-Artes. In her teen years she studied painting with Fernand L ger, sculpture with Antoine Bourdelle, and engraving with Stanley William Hayter, all masters in their respective fields. She also created textile designs. By 1930 Vieira da Silva was exhibiting her paintings in Paris; that same year she married the Hungarian painter rp d Szenes. After a brief sojourn back in Lisbon and a period spent in Brazil during World War II (1940-1947), Vieira da Silva lived and worked in Paris the rest of her life. She adopted French citizenship in 1956. Vieira da Silva received the French government's Grand Prix National des Arts in 1966, the first woman so honored. She was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1979. She died in Paris, France on March 6, 1992.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135976087
  • 9786135976083