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Helena Abreu

Helena Abreu


Title: Embrace of Angels

Technique: silkscreen

Dimensions: 56.5 x 33 cm

Year: 2005

Reference: HA0001

RRP: 500 €


Title: Silêncio

Technique: Serigrafia

Dimensions: 41 x 56,5 cm (mancha) e 56 x 76 cm (papel)

Year: 2005

Edition: 200 exemplares assinados e numerados

Reference: HA0002

RRP: 700 €

About Helena Abreu

Helena Abreu

Group exhibitions: 



  • Soares dos Reis Museum - "Survey of 20th Century Art- Org. Centro de Arte Moderna do Porto, Porto 

  • National Society of Fine Arts - "Survey of 20th Century Art" - Org. Porto Modern Art Center, Lisbon. 


1977: Grand Palais - Salon des Artistes Français, Paris 


1978: Grand Palais - Salon d'Automne, Paris.


1979: I Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cerveira, VN Cerveira. 


1980: Grand Palais - Salon des Artistes Français, Paris. 



  • Charlotte - North Carolina - USA.

  • II Cerveira Contemporary Art Biennial, VN Cerveira. 



  • III Cerveira Contemporary Art Biennial,

  • VN Cerveira. "Artistas do Porto", V, N. Cerveira. 



  • Crystal Palace - "Small Format", Porto. 

  • "l Exhibition of Visual Arts of the Municipality of Porto", Porto. 

  • XVIII Prix d'Art Contemporain de Monte Carlo, Monaco. 



  • IV Cerveira Biennial of Contemporary Art,

  • V N. Cerveira. Grand Palais - " Salon des Artistes Français ", Paris. 



  • Operation Tree - Arts Plastiques Contemporains Portugal, Bordeaux and Pau. 

  • Casino Estoril Art Gallery - "Women in contemporary Portuguese art", Estoril. 

  • Casino Estoril Art Gallery - IX Salão de Outono, Estoril. "I Engraving Biennial", Amadora.


1989: "Oporto and other northern lands", Exponor-Matosinhos. 


1990: "The North in Painting", Exponor-Matosinhos. Exponor III, Exponor-Matosinhos. 


1991: Portwein, Stuttgart. 


1993: Belém Cultural Center - "Criarte", Lisbon. 


1994: Palácio dos Pestanas - "Almada Negreiros Award", Porto. 

         _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ IV Bienal de Gravura", Amadora. 


1995: Fund. Cupertino Miranda - "Porto for 25 years", Porto. 


1996: Casino Estoril Art Gallery - Watercolor Salon, Estoril. 


1999: V Bienal de Gravura, Amadora. 


2009: Cor Spontaneous Gallery - Collective exhibition "Modern Art", Porto.


2014: 27th Autumn Salon - Casino Estoril, Estoril.

1924: Born on the 4th of August, in Seia.


1948: Finishes the Special Course in Painting at the Escola Superior de Belas Artes do Porto, having studied under the masters Joaquim Lopes, Dórdio Gomes and Barata Feyo.

In the same year, she participated in the Aesthetic Vacation Mission, by the National Academy of Fine Arts, held in Vila Viçosa, under the direction of Master Varela Aldemira.


She is the author of a vast work in the field of illustration, painting, drawing, watercolor and sculpture.


She worked in “fresco painting” making several murals in single-family dwellings.


1958 – 1968: She is the author of four textbooks for the 2nd and 3rd cycles of high schools, having co-authored with her husband, arch. Francisco Pessegueiro de Miranda, from the “Compêndio de Desenho”, a single book for the discipline of Drawing, for 15 years (editions: 1958, 1963, 1968).


1968: From her 1st solo exhibition at the Ateneu Comercial do Porto, she intensified her activity in painting in the 70s, 80s and 90s, devoted in particular to the figure of women, framed in the most diverse everyday atmospheres.

Solo Exhibitions: 

1968:  Ateneu Comercial do Porto, Porto.

1972:  Sociedade de Estudos de Moçambique (jointly with her son, Abreu Pessegueiro), Lourenço Marques.

1974:  Fundação Eng. Antonio Almeida, Porto.

1976:  Caja de Ahorros, Vigo.

1978:  Fundação António Almeida, Porto. University of Minho, Braga.

1980: Hotel da Balaia, Albufeira.


1981: Eng Foundation. Antonio Almeida, Porto.


1982: Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril.


1983: Eng Foundation. Antonio Almeida, Porto.


1984: Eng Foundation. Antonio Almeida, Porto.


1986: Eng Foundation. Antonio Almeida, Porto. National Museum of Aveiro, Aveiro.


1987: Tempo Gallery, Lisbon.


1988: Eng Foundation. Antonio Almeida, Porto.


1990: City Hall Gallery, Matosinhos.


1991: Cooperativa Arvore (launch of the book Helena Abreu), Porto.


1992: Casino Estoril Art Gallery - "20 years later" (2nd joint venture with Abreu Pessegueiro), Estoril.


1993: Galeria Gonfilarte - "Between Apolo and Dionisio" (3rd joint venture with Abreu Pessegueiro)

 Vila Praia de Âncora - Espaço d'Arte TLP Gallery, Porto.

1995-98:  City Hall Gallery, Matosinhos.

2000:  City Hall Gallery "Expression of Silence", Matosinhos.


1945: Rodrigues Júnior Award.


1946: Rodrigues Junior Award.


1977: Honorable Mention of the Salon des Artistes Français. 


1980 : Honorable Mention of the Salon des Artistes Français. 


1989: Medal of Cultural Merit, "Silver Degree" - Porto City Council. 


2001 : Medal of Cultural Merit, "Golden Degree" - Porto City Council. 


2013: Honored by the Eng Foundation. Antonio de Almeida.

If you are interested in pictures that invoke love, you might also like Regina Chulam, Jorge Calero and Albino Moura´s work.

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