Gerda Brentani

Gerda Brentani

Gerda Brentani

Gerda Brentani (Trieste, Italy, February 27, 1906 – São Paulo, July 26, 1999) arrived in São Paulo in April 1939. After a few months in Brazil, she met Ernesto de Fiori, who encouraged her to draw. She held her first exhibition in 1941, and since 1945 she held 28 solo exhibitions, as well in the cities of Rome and Madrid. She participated in the III (1955), VII (1963), IX (1967) and X (1969) editions of the São Paulo Biennal. She was one of the invited artists for the opening exhibition of the Museum of Modern Art in 1970, having participated in the Panorama of Brazilian Contemporary Art in 1971, 1974, 1980, 1987 and 1990. In 1961, she edited the first volume of Bestiario Brasileiro, a register of the artist’s work with metal engraving and text by Paulo Emílio Vanzolini. In 1997, at the age of 91, exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo the series Terra Papagalorum and Antropófolosophia, among other works, adding up to a total of 44 colored drawings. She was part of the group of artists that changed the Brazilian artistic scene, with Alfredo Volpi, Ernesto de Fiori, Francisco Rebolo, Bruno Giorgi, among others.

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