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Designer Name: Heinz Hugo Erich Elsas (A.k.a. Harry Elsas)
Born-Died: 1925 - 1994
Style: Harry Elsas specialized in mural paintings featuring a Renaissance-like artistic style. Characteristics of his work includes a unique luminosity of colors and primitive chromatism.
Materials Used: Oil on canvas is the signature medium that Elsas used in many of his famed artworks.
Specialized In: Fine Art
History of designer: Originally from Germany, Harry Elsas started living in Brazil in 1936 and was strongly influenced by the regional culture of the northeast. Elsas was a self-taught painter, muralist and engraver. In 1945, he studied under Lasar Segall, and held his first ever solo exhibition at the Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC) in Rio Janeiro.
He moved to São Paulo in 1970, and once there he was commissioned to execute murals for Banco Safra in 1971 and for Banco Cidade de São Paulo in 1976. The majority of his paintings were executed in oil on canvas and he primarily depicted peasant folks and animals as his subject matter.
This signed portrait of a man by Harry Elsas from the 20th Century in a gilded frame.
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