Bicalho Oswald, Henrique Carlos (1918–1965)

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Bicalho Oswald, Henrique Carlos (1918–1965)

Henrique Carlos Bicalho Oswald (b. 1918; d. 1965), Brazilian engraver and painter. The son of the painter Carlos Oswald, Bicalho Oswald enrolled in the mid-1940s in the National School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro. While in Paris in 1958, he became acquainted with the printmaker Johnny Friedlaender. Upon his return from Europe in 1959, Henrique settled in Salvador and accepted a position as head of the printmaking department at the University of Bahia. Alongside Hansen-Bahia (Karl Heinz Hansen) and Mario Cravo, Bicalho Oswald helped popularize engraving in Bahia. Although he executed religious canvases and decorative and abstract works, Henrique is best known for figurative works documenting the landscape and daily life of Bahia, including Inflation, Alone, and Northeastern Migrants.

See alsoArt: The Twentieth Century .


Dawn Ades, Art in Latin America (1989), p. 339.

                                Caren A Meghreblian