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Nadir Afonso

Portuguese Artist

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
Nadir Afonso by Bottelho.jpg
Born
Nadir Afonso Rodrigues

(1920-12-04)December 4, 1920
DiedDecember 11, 2013(2013-12-11) (aged 93)
NationalityPortuguese
EducationÉcole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Known forPainting, Architecture
Notable work
Cities series
MovementGeometric abstract art (also Kinetic art, Op art)
AwardsOrder of St. James of the Sword,[1] Portuguese Academy of Fine Arts
Patron(s)Portinari, Vasarely, Léger, Auguste Herbin, André Bloc, Le Corbusier

ReferencesEdit

  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)

Other websitesEdit

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