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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Portuguese artist Júlio Resende died at the age of 93




The Portuguese artist Júlio Resende passed away this 21 September 2011 in Valbom, Gondomar (Portugal) with 93 years of age.

Júlio Martins Resende da Silva Dias was born in the city of Oporto, on 23 October 1917. He graduated by the Escola Superior de Belas-Artes do Porto (Oporto School of Fine Arts) in the year of 1945, where he studied under the instruction of Dúrdio Gomes. Júlio made his first public appearence at the exhibition "Os Independentes" in 1944.

In 1948, the artist travels to Paris, where he receives instruction by Duco de la Haix and Otto Friez.

Júlio Resende was nominated member of the Académie Royale des Sciences, des Letres et des Beauz-Arts de Bélgique in 1972 and in 1982 he was awarded with the insignia of "Orden del Mérito Civil" attributed by the king of Spain. In Portugal he was distinguished in 1985 with the AICA award (Associação Internacional de Críticos de Arte).

His funeral will take place tomorow, September 22. Mass will be celebrated at 16h00 in the Igreja Matriz (mother church) of Valbom and the funeral will follow to cemetery in Valbom at 16h45.
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