Brazil - 1930 - 1966
Raimundo Falcão de Oliveira was a Brazilian artist born in the city of Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil in 1930. He begins producing art by influence of his mother, a religious painter who taught him her skills. Encouraged by an art teacher, de Oliveira shows his work for the first time at the Santanópolis gym, where he painted his School teachers. After graduating High School in 1947, the artist moved to Salvador where he takes painting courses with Maria Célia Amado at the Escola de Belas Artes in the Universidade da Bahia. There he meets Mario Cravo Júnior and Jenner Augusto. De Oliveira completed his first individual exhibition at the Feira de Santana town hall. In 1951 de Oliveira joins an independent artist group, they were responsible for the works in the Cadernos da Bahia.
In 1966, the year of his suicide, de Oliveira has a book of his work published. His work is also showcased in important collections and exhibitions. A Gallery with the artist's name is also opened in that year in Salvador, Bahia.