Jose Antonio da Silva (19909-1996) was from Sales Oliveira, Brazil. He grew up working on the family ranch. From an early age, da Silva displayed a disposition for drawing and artistic talent. In 1946, his works were first shown at a regional exhibition in the Casa de Cultura de São José do Rio Preto (“Culture House of Jose of the Black River”). This created an opportunity for exposure, and Art critics fell in love with his work. Subsequently, one of his paintings was included in the Domus Gallery of São Paulo. Da Silva then moved to São Paulo, where he formerly built his career as a painter. In 1980, a museum dedicated to da Silva was founded (Museu Municipal de Arte Primitiva José Antônio da Silva: “Museum of Primitive Art of Jose Antonio da Silva”). Da Silva died in São Paulo in 1996. Long after his death, da Silva is still admired for his talent and unique style of bright colors and the expressive form of the figures. Today, he is considered one of the most important Brazilian painters, and his dynamic works are sought after by museums and private collectors in the global market.
Train by Jose Antonio da Silva (Brazil), Galerie Bonheur