Benedito Calixto

Benedito Calixto de Jesus (14 October 1853 – 31 May 1927) was a Brazilian painter.[1] His works usually depicted figures from Brazil and Brazilian culture, including a famous portrait of the bandeirante Domingos Jorge Velho in 1923,[2] and scenes from the coastline of São Paulo.[3] Unlike many artists of the time, Calixto's patron was an individual other than the state, who were "the most dependable source of patronage."[4]

Benedito Calixto
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Born14 October 1853 Edit this on Wikidata
Itanhaém Edit this on Wikidata
Died31 May 1927 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 73)
São Paulo Edit this on Wikidata
Alma mater
OccupationPainter Edit this on Wikidata
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  1. ^ Peter G. Stone; Brian Molyneaux (1994). The Presented Past. Routledge. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-415-09602-7.
  2. ^ Ana Elena Puga (2008). Memory, Allegory, and Testimony in South American Theater. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-96119-6.
  3. ^ Brazilian art. University of Texas. 1976.
  4. ^ Richard McGee Morse (1974). From community to metropolis. Octagon Books. ISBN 978-0-374-95914-2.