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Leopoldo Almeida

Leopoldo Almeida

António Leopoldo de Almeida (Lisbon, October 18th, 1898 - April 28th, 1975), enrolled at the School of Fine Arts at the tender age of 15, in 1913, after revealing talent for drawing and clay modelling. In 1916 he starts the Special Course in Sculpture where he became a disciple of painter Luciano Freire and sculptor Simões de Almeida, with whom he learned the virtuosity of the technique of modelling and became part of a whole generation of artists who would mark national Modernism.

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