Brazilian artistDied when: 58 years 39 days (697 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Candido Portinari (December 29, 1903 – February 6, 1962) was a Brazilian painter.He is considered one of the most important Brazilian painters as well as a prominent and influential practitioner of the neo-realism style in painting.
Portinari painted more than five thousand canvases, from small sketches to monumental works such as the Guerra e Paz panels, which were donated to the United Nations Headquarters in 1956.
Portinari developed a social preoccupation throughout his oeuvre and maintained an active life in the Brazilian cultural and political worlds.