Geraldo de Barros

1923–1998

Geraldo de Barros, ‘Abstraction (São Paulo)’ 1949
Abstraction (São Paulo) 1949
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Biography

Geraldo de Barros (February 27, 1923 – April 17, 1998) was a Brazilian painter and photographer who also worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, co-founding Grupo Ruptura and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. According to The Guardian, De Barros was "one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century."

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