Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro

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Birthday
21, 1857
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Nov 6, 1929 (71)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
21, 1857
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Nov 6, 1929 (71)

About

Heralded as the greatest 19th-century Portuguese painter, this prolific realist painter was known for his gloomy, intimate style. His work was favorably compared to Wilhelm Leibl and Thomas Eakins.

Before Fame

He studied in France, focusing on the works of Gustave Courbet and Edgar Degas. He was a member of The Lion's Group. The group met in the downtown Lisbon restaurant The Golden Lion.

Trivia

He was nominated to design the flag of the new Portuguese regime in 1910.

Family Life

His father was noted romantic painter Manuel Maria Bordalo Pinheiro, and his older brother was the famous caricaturist Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro.

Associated With

He also studied the works of the Impressionist painter Edouard Manet.

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