Cruzeiro Seixas

Born in Amadora, Portugal in 1920, Cruzeiro Seixas died in 2020. He was a Portuguese “man who paints” (the designation of painter/artist annoyed him) and a poet.
He attended the António Arroio School, where he made friends with Mário Cesariny, Marcelino Vespeira, Júlio Pomar and Fernando Azevedo. In the mid-1940s, he became close to the principles of surrealism. Together with Mário Cesariny, António Maria Lisboa, Carlos Calvet, Pedro Oom and Mário-Henrique Leiria, among others, he was part of Grupo Surrealista de Lisboa. He participated in the “1st exhibition of the Surrealists” in Lisbon (1949).
One of the greatest exponents of Portuguese surrealism, he settled in the Algarve in 1980, where he worked as a cultural programmer in several galleries. He collaborated in international magazines linked to surrealism. He participated in several editions of the Cerveira International Art Biennale and was honored in its 20th edition (2020).