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Nadir Afonso, GOSE (December 4, 1920 – December 11, 2013) was a Portuguese geometric painter. He painted abstract art. He wanted to be in architecture, which he practiced early in his career with Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer. Afonso later studied painting in Paris and became one of the experts in Kinetic art. He worked alongside Victor Vasarely, Fernand Léger, Auguste Herbin, and André Bloc.

Nadir Afonso
Born (1920-12-04)December 4, 1920
Chaves, Portugal
Died December 11, 2013(2013-12-11) (aged 93)
Cascais, Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Field Painting, Architecture
Training École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Movement Geometric abstract art (also Kinetic art, Op art)
Works Cities series
Patrons Portinari, Vasarely, Léger, Auguste Herbin, André Bloc, Le Corbusier
Awards Order of St. James of the Sword,[1] Portuguese Academy of Fine Arts


  1. (Portuguese) "Exhibition at Lusiada University". 2005-05. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-14. Check date values in: |date= (help)

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