Jose Braz Pereira da Cruz
Born in Olhão, the July 15, 1938. Dies in Olhão, the July 24, 1994. Poet, writer and visual artist. Was in painting art, poetry and writing that Zeca Cruz, so was treated between friends, became evident and dignified birthplace. Was corresponding member of the National Society of Fine Arts, a student of Modern College, in Lisbon, where he started in drawing and painting and attended the 2nd year of the Faculty of Law of Lisbon. Initiated the artistic activity in Angola, coming to enter into the playback, the screen of the Algarve typical reasons. Developed remarkable pictorial activity in relation to tourism, aiming to focus moths urban in its genuineness as a parameter for preservation and resistance to excesses of a modern architectural design. It is mentioned in the book "Arts of Portugal - The Artist Your Market", which inserts your resume and plays one of his most popular works, oil on canvas, whose motive is the Arco da Barreta, first prize in the celebrations of the Portuguese Youth henriquinas (1960). Made this track their work from an essay on the life of Prince Henry, whose book devoted to his parents. Was a member of the Association of Former Students of Modern School (Lisbon), Portugal Independence Society, Royal Association of the Algarve and the Union of Spiritual Culture of Olhão. Presented his work in several solo exhibitions and participated in other collective signal, having been awarded a diploma in a solo exhibition at the House of the Algarve in Almada, with the support of the city council Almadense (1989 ) and an honorable mention in a collective organized by New Era Gallery in Faro (1991 ). Concluded when death surprised him, a book of poetry, this opening with a poem titled blissful Our Beloved Homeland, who had the opportunity to read to the Duke of Bragança, on St. Vicente farm in Monchique, during a lunche on held in April 25, 1994, targeting the interaction of active elements of the Royal Association of the Algarve. As if in farewell, devised a poetic message that transcribes, however appealing, the final part : "Olhão, my land / That live in my heart / That I feel your vibration, / So deep it ends... / Give me your blessing / Your scent of sea / Thy eternal spring...
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