Galvão, Patricia (1910–1962)

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Galvão, Patricia (1910–1962)

Brazilian feminist journalist, poet and novelist. Name variations: (pseudonyms) Pagu; Mara Lobo; GIM. Born 1910 in Sao Joao da Boa Vista, Brazil; died Dec 1962; m. Oswald de Andrade, 1930 (died 1954); m. Geraldo Ferraz.

Worked as journalist for Brazilian and French newspapers, writing on art, drama, literature, and politics; joined Communist party (1930s) and was arrested in Europe and Brazil for political views; wrote Parque industrial (1933) and A famosa revista (with Geraldo Ferraz, 1945). The Patricia Galvao Institute in Sao Paulo is devoted to raising public awareness about women's rights.