Nadir Afonso

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Birthday
4, 1920
Birthplace
Chaves, Portugal
Death Date
Dec 11, 2013 (93)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
4, 1920
Birthplace
Chaves, Portugal
Death Date
Dec 11, 2013 (93)

About

Abstract painter who was formally trained as an architect and specialized in geometric shapes. One of the pioneers of Kinetic art. Famous for his "Cities" series.

Before Fame

He won a national prize for painting at age 17; shortly thereafter, he enrolled in the School of Fine Arts in Porto.

Trivia

He published several books detailing his theory of geometry-based aesthetics.

Family Life

He grew up in Portugal and was the son of poet Artur Maria Afonso.

Associated With

He admired the work of Salvador Dali.