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Amilcar de Castro

Amílcar Augusto Pereira de Castro

Amílcar Augusto Pereira de Castro (6 June 1920 – 21 November 2002) was a Brazilian artist, sculptor and graphic designer.

de Castro was born in Paraisópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil, to a father who was a judge. He was the oldest of seven children.

de Castra was mentored by the Brazilian modernist painter Alberto da Veiga Guignard.

Starting his career as a graphic designer, de Castro revolutionized the design of Brazilian newspapers in the 1950s, notably Jornal do Brasil.

From the 1960s he focused on sculpture and was one of the leading figures of the Brazilian neo-constructivist movement.

de Castro is particularly famous for large, bold simple iron forms nearly always characterized by a design based on "one cut, one fold."

de Castro was married to Dorcilia Caldeira Castro. They had three children.

de Castro died in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on 21 November 2002.

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