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Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro

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Nationality  Portuguese
Notable works  Ze Povinho

Name  Rafael Pinheiro
Role  Artist
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Born  March 21, 1846 Lisbon, Portugal (1846-03-21)
Died  January 23, 1905, Lisbon, Portugal
Spouse  Elvira Ferreira de Almeida (m. 1866)
Children  Manuel Gustavo Bordalo Pinheiro
Parents  Manuel Maria Bordalo Pinheiro, D. Maria Augusta do O Carvalho Prostes
Siblings  Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, Maria Augusta Pinheiro
Education  Curso Superior de Letras, Escola de Arte Dramatica, Academia de Belas-Artes

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Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (21 March 1846 - 23 January 1905) was a Portuguese artist known for his illustration, caricatures, sculpture and ceramics designs, and is considered the first Portuguese comics creator.


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He was a disciple of his father, the painter Manuel Maria Bordalo Pinheiro. His mother was D. Maria Augusta do Ó Carvalho Prostes and his brother the painter Columbano. He started publishing illustrations and caricatures in humoristic magazines such as A Berlinda and O Calcanhar de Aquiles, frequently demonstrating a sarcastic humour with a political or social message.

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In 1875, he travelled to Brazil to work as an illustrator and cartoonist for the publication Mosquito (and later, another publication called O Besouro), which was also employing the Italian/Brazilian illustrator Angelo Agostini, until then the unrivaled cartooning authority of Brazil. Pinheiro eventually became editor of other humorous, politically critical magazines. His fame as a caricaturist led the Illustrated London News to become one of his collaborators.

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He married Elvira Ferreira de Almeida in 1866 and the following year his son Manuel Gustavo Bordalo Pinheiro was born.

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He died on January 23, 1905 in Chiado, Lisbon. He had a Catholic funeral, which was attended by several dozen people, including prominent politicians.

Zé Povinho and comics

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In 1875, Bordalo Pinheiro created the cartoon character Zé Povinho (literal translation: Joe Little People), a Portuguese everyman, portrayed as a poor peasant. Zé Povinho became, and still is, as an iconic symbol, the most popular character in Portugal.

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In Zé Povinho, as in his other works, Bordalo Pinheiro's drawing style was innovative and influential, making extensive use of onomatopoeia, graphical signs (such as those used to represent movement), strong images (the manguito), and his unique style of mixing punctuation marks, such as brackets, with drawing.


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In 1885, he founded a ceramics factory in Caldas da Rainha, where he created many of the pottery designs for which this city is known. The factory is still in business. Bordalo Pinheiro was devoted to the production of ceramic pieces, which in his hands quickly acquired an original character.


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The Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro Museum in Lisbon is dedicated to his life and works.

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