Cruzeiro Seixas born in 1920 in Amadora, never thought of himself as a painter or an artist. He always said he is neither one, instead he is a man who paints. 

 

Cruzeiro Seixas at São Mamede

Cruzeiro Seixas at São Mamede

 

Despite his humble statement he became a reference in the portuguese art world, and especially so, in the surrealist movement in Portugal. For a man who claims not to be an artist, he is definitely talented. 

 

Cruzeiro Seixas Private Collection

Cruzeiro Seixas Private Collection

 

The Museu da Presidência da República now brings a retrospective exhibition of a lesser know Cruzeiro Seixas. With the title “Cruzeiro Seixas: Sou um tipo que faz coisas” – literally translated – I am a guy who does things, – we will be seeing a collection of around 150 objects, paintings and drawings from him and from the fellow artists of his time, that he helped to be seen, in Portugal and abroad. From the selection we will be able to see works from Paula Rego, António Areal, Jorge Barradas, Mário Botas and, amongst others, Serge Poliakoff and Karel Appel. 

Cruzeiro Seixas at São Mamede

Cruzeiro Seixas at São Mamede

 

Overall this will be a space to marvel at the amazing mind and doer that is Cruzeiro Seixas. And considering we have been representing him for many years, and that he has even collaborated with us here at São Mamede we are positive that this will be a remarkable exhibition.


 

 

What do you think of Cruzeiro Seixas’ work ? Let un know in the comments below!

 And remember to check out our website to learn more about portuguese contemporary art – or better yet: pay us a visit in LisbonOporto or Algarve.

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