Brazil - 1926 - 2005
Antônio Maluf (b. 1926, São Paulo, Brazil) was a painter, illustrator and graphic designer. He began his studies in Civil Engineering and later began to study Fine Arts at Escola Livre de Artes Plásticas, in São Paulo. He also took painting lessons with Waldemar da Costa and Flexor.
The sequence of his life led him to become a distinguished artist, graphic designer and visual programmer. In 1951, Maluf won a competition and was able to design the poster for the first International Biennal of São Paulo, a mark in Brazilian graphic design. The artist utilizes various techniques to complete his murals and modular elements, often in partnership with established artists and architects.