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Amelia Toledo
1926 - 2017


On Tuesday, November 11, 2017, Brazilian visual artist Amelia Toledo died at the age of 90 in her sleepat her home in São Paulo. She is survived by her children and grandchildren.

Born in 1926, in São Paulo, Brazil, Toledo was an icon of Brazilian counterculture. A sculptor, painter and designer, she was part of a generation of artists that included Anita Malfatti and Waldemar da Costa. In the 1960s, she began her teaching career at theDepartment of Art and Urbanism of the UniversidadePresbiteriana Mackenzie and at the Fundación Armando Álvarez Penteado (FAAP), in São Paulo, and also taught in Rio de Janeiro. A follower of Constructivism, Toledo created highly architectural works of art and produced several pieces for public spaces, like the 1996-1998 chromatic project for the Arcoverde subway station, in Rio de Janeiro. Beginning in the 1970s, she began basing her production on forms found in nature. The Centro Cultural Banco de Brazil, in São Paulo, will extend until January 8, 2018 the exhibition titled "I Remembered that I Forgot," organized to celebrate Toledo's 60 year artistic career.




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