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Claudio Cruz

1939
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

7 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Brazil

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Works by Claudio Cruz

Bumba meu boi

2004

47.5 x 66cm

464,27 €

Aquário

2004

66 x 47.5cm

464,27 €

Lampião

2004

47.5 x 66cm

464,27 €

Clube de Golfe

2004

47.5 x 66cm

464,38 €

Usina Cultural

2004

66 x 47.5cm

464,38 €

Cavalo Marinho

2004

66 x 47.5cm

464,38 €

Adão e Eva

2004

47.5 x 66cm

464,38 €

Claudio Cruz is a Brazilian self -taught artist. born in Rio de Janeiro in 1939. His works depict the popular festivities of Brazil, its nature and legends. Claudio´s prints are part of the Cordel tradition, a popular and naive Brazilian art style whose themes are based on popular literature and on the use of the Umburana wood (a soft and easily found native Brazilian tree).

Main Solo Shows:

- American Club, Rio de Janeiro, 1970

- Serviço de Divulgação e Relações Estados Unidos, São Paulo, 1972 

- Oscar Seráphico Gallery, Brasilia, 1977; Macunaíma Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, 1977 

- Room José Cândido de Carvalho, of the Art Foundation of Niterói - FAN, 1996.

Main Group Shows:

- Musée D'art Naif de France, 1973

- Museum of Image and Sound, Rio de Janeiro, 1976

- Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, 1978

- The Selden Rodman, United States, 1983

- Centre Cultural Français Alger, Algeria, 1985

- Adriana Thorn Gallery, Netherlands, 1987

- Arte Brasil 93, Portugal.

Main Collections:

- Roberto Marinho Collection.

- Musée D'art Naif de L'lle de France

- National Art Foundation - FUNARTE

- Metropolitan Museum of Curitiba

- Museum of Modern and Primitive Art of Guimarães, Portugal

Publications:

- Les Proverbes Vus Par Les Peintures Naif's, by Anatole Jadovsky

- Genius In The Blacklands - Popular Artist Of Brazil, by Selden Rodman

- Brazilian Dictionary of Plastic Arts, by the Ministry of Education and Culture - MEC, 1997

- Aspects of Primitive Brazilian Painting, by Flávio de Aquino

- As Festas Brasileiras pelos Pintores Populares, by Geraldo Edson de Andrade.

He received the Funarte Award at the II Salão de Artes Plásticas da Universidade Federal Fluminense – UFF in 1977 and the Coordenadoria de Cultura do Estado de Minas Gerais Award in 1981