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Lot 3465: Arthur Timotheo Da Costa Original oil on canvas 29 x 52 cm
29 October 2016
Chicago, IL, USALive Auction
Description: Arthur Timotheo Da Costa (1882-1922) Original oil on canvas 29 x 52 cm. Hand signed. He was an Afro-Brazilian painter and designer. He and his brother João (who also became a well-known painter) began their working careers as apprentices at the Brazilian Mint, designing stamps and making prints. They entered the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes (now part of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) in 1894. His early artistic development also owes much to his acquaintance with the Italian set designer Oreste Coliva.In 1907, he entered the "Exposição Gerais de Belas Artes" and won a trip to Europe, spending time in Paris. After his return to Brazil, he continued to exhibit frequently and was a member of several artistic societies, establishing himself not only as a painter, but a decorator as well. In the early 1920s, he began to show signs of mental illness and rapidly deteriorated to the point where he was committed to the Hospital and died.
Condition Report: This is in excellent condition.