Itamar Julião [Itamar de Pádua Lisboa em Prados]

1959, Prados | MG - Brazil

2004, Prados | MG - Brazil

In 1959, Itamar de Pádua Lisboa comes into the world in Prados, a small colonial town in the South of Minas Gerais. His first contact with wood came from observing the work of his father, Zezinho de Pádua Lisboa, who created “harness heads” for animals. His first works showed a religious theme. However, he really became famous as an artist with his recreations of animals: birds, monkeys and especially lions. Having a vigorous style and impeccable finish, his “lions” were getting larger and larger, becoming his personalised trademark. He lives on a farm in the rural part of Prados and worked to order, and encouraged several relatives to get developed in the profession. Among these, his brother Antônio stands out most, with an original and creative work portfolio.

Source: The World of Brazilian Art | Casa do Pontal Museum and M. Angela dos Santos Mascelani - Mauad Editora, 2002


Collective Exhibitions:

2016 A certain look - Celma Albuquerque Collection, Galeria Estação, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2012-2013 Janete Costa "Um Olhar", Janete Costa Museum, Niterói, RJ, Brazil

2008-2009 Imaginary Exhibition of the Brazilian People, Antiquarius Restaurant, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


Public Collections:

Casa do Pontal Museum, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Pinacoteca of the State of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


Selected Publications:

2018 Brazilian Popular Art: contemporary views, Vilma Eid and Germana Monte-Mór, WMF Martins Fontes, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2016 A certain look - Celma Albuquerque Collection, Vilma Eid and Germana Monte-Mór, Lis Gráfica, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2012 Janete Costa "Um Olhar", Mario Santos, Lis Gráfica, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2011 Art Auction Aloisio Cravo Catalog, Mario Santos, Ipsis Gráfica e Editora, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2008 On behalf of the author - artisan artists from Brazil, Editorial Proposal, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2002 The World of Brazilian Popular Art, Casa do Pontal Museum, Ed. Mauad, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

1994 Brazilian Popular Art: pieces from the Casa do Pontal collection, Casa do Pontal Museum, Brasiliana in Frankfurt, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil



SP Arte 2017

05.04.2017 - 09.04.2017

SP-Arte 2016

06.04.2016 - 10.04.2016

SP-ARTE 2012

10.05.2012 - 13.05.2012

SP Arte 2009

14.05.2009 - 17.05.2009

2011 Art Exhibition

16.08.2011 - 21.08.2011

2010 Art Exhibition

17.08.2010 - 22.08.2010

SP Arte 2010

29.04.2010 - 02.05.2010
rio de janeiro

ArtRio 2016

29.09.2016 - 02.10.2016