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Raimundo de Oliveira
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Raimundo de Oliveira (Feira de Santana BA 1930 - Salvador BA 1966). Encouraged by his mother and teachers, he moved in 1947 from Feira de Santana in the interior of Bahia to Salvador to study painting with Célia Maria Amado, at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Bahia. There he mixes with Mário Cravo Júnior, Carlos Bastos, Genaro de Carvalho and Jenner Augusto.

His paintings are often religious in theme which combined with the bright colours used and that they show little perspective lead his works to be reminiscent of Ethiopian painting.

Sadly, following the death of his mother, he commits suicide in1966. This is thought to be a consequence of him being unable to reconcile his homosexuality to his intense Catholic belief. Greater fame comes after his death from two books published of his woodcuts.

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