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Isabel Laginhas

Isabel Laginhas


Technique: silkscreen

Dimensions: 64 x 38 cm

Year: 2003

Edition: 200 signed and numbered copies

Reference: IL0001

RRP: €240 (with Passepartout)

About Isabel Laginhas

Isabel Laginhas

1942 : Born in Lisbon.

She graduated in Painting from the Escola Secundária Artística António Arroio (School of Decorative Arts António Arroio) and from the School of Fine Arts of Lisbon, currently the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. She also took a course to study cores. 

Laginhas taught drawing at the Francisco Arruda School, in Lisbon, and tapestry at the António Arroio School, in 1971, but after the Carnation Revolution in 1974, which overthrew the right-wing Estado Novo government, the school was closed.


1971-1972: Among her first students at the Francisco Arruda school was the Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa. In his obituary, he wrote that none of his teachers had been that important in his life and education and that he particularly remembered their energy and smile.


1974 – 1977:  Belongs to the Age Commission on Shows, which decided on the appropriate age for children to watch films and programs.

1970: Laginhas was one of the founders of the artists' ateliers in Coruchéus, in the Alvalade district of Lisbon. This was the first atelier of its kind to be created in Lisbon and is known as Centro de Artes Plásticas de Coruchéus. 


1970 – 1991: Within the scope of research in modern tapestry, to which she has dedicated herself since 1970, she received a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 1976, 1977, 1982 and 1991. 

She held several exhibitions in Portugal and abroad. She illustrated several children's books, poetry and short stories and designed costumes for the theater. Over the course of his career, his work evolved from neofigurative art to geometric abstractionism. 

The pedagogy of the arts and the research of shapes and colors constituted the artist’s line of creation, whose work stands out for its great demand and coherence – which links an understanding of modernity with the permanent search for paths that integrate tradition, criticism and renovation. 


2018: Death on August 18, in Lisbon.

If you enjoyed Isabel Nunes’s work, you might also be interested in Leonor de Serpa Branco, Jaime Isidoro, João Fragoso and Isabel Nunes´s work. 

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