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Nadir Afonso
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Born
Nadir Afonso Rodrigues

(1920-12-04)December 4, 1920
Chaves, Portugal
Died December 11, 2013(2013-12-11) (aged 93)
Nationality Portuguese
Education École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Known for Painting, Architecture
Notable work
Cities series
Movement Geometric abstract art (also Kinetic art, Op art)
Awards Order of St. James of the Sword, Portuguese Academy of Fine Arts
Patron(s) Portinari, Vasarely, Léger, Auguste Herbin, André Bloc, Le Corbusier

Nadir Afonso, GOSE (December 4, 1920 – December 11, 2013) was a Portuguese geometric painter. He painted abstract art. He wanted to be in architecture, which he practiced early in his career with Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer. Afonso later studied painting in Paris and became one of the experts in Kinetic art. He worked alongside Victor Vasarely, Fernand Léger, Auguste Herbin, and André Bloc.




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