(António José Mamede de Albuquerque) was born in Cape Verde in 1943. Formerly of dual nationality, in 1974 he chose Portuguese nationality.
A teacher in higher education with a PhD in Medicine, he has been devoted to Painting since 1975.
His work was exhibited for the first time at the “Exposição Artistas de Coimbra” [Coimbra Artists Exhibition] organised in 1988 by the XI Congresso Nacional de Ortopedia [XI National Orthopedics Congress]. An associate of the Movimento Artístico de Coimbra [Coimbra Artistic Movement] from 1988, in 1994 he began collaborating in the teaching of Artistic Anatomy to students of ARCA-ETAC.
He was Associate Professor at the Coimbra University College of Arts, where he taught Theoretical Anatomy (1st and 2nd year of the various licentiate’s degrees) until 2008.
He is represented in a number of private collections, mainly belonging to collectors in the Portuguese and Brazilian university environment.
in Myths of Art - an anthology of contemporary Portuguese painters - Chiado Editora 2009
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