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Genaro de Carvalho
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Genaro de Carvalho (1916-1971). Born in Salvador. When he was 18 he went to Rio de Janeiro to study drawing at the Sociedade Brasileira de Belas Artes, and at the same time he took part in the movement for artistic renovation in Bahia, together with Mário Cravo Júnior, Carlos Bastos, Rubem Valentim and Carybé, among others. In 1949 he went to Paris, with a grant from the French government, and studied under André Lhote at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-arts, taking part in several art shows in the French capital. In this period he came across wall tapestries and started researching the technique, which resulted in 1950 in his first tapestry, Plantas Tropicais. Although he began his career as a painter, Genaro de Carvalho is considered in Brazil to be the pioneer of modern tapestry, used as a form of expression for his painting and drawing
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