Júlio Pomar, was born in Lisbon on January 10, 1926). He was the main reformer of Neo-Realism in Portuguese painting, from 1945 to 1957, following other paths in later times.
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Júlio Pomar is essentially a painter, but his creation also includes drawing, sculpture, illustration, serigraphy, ceramics, etc.
It realized works of mural decoration in tile. At the Alto dos Moinhos station at the Metropolitano de Lisboa and at the Botanique in Brussels.
His most famous work of the neo-realist phase is, precisely, The Trolley Lunch (1946-1950).
In 2007, the Serralves Museum, in Porto, presented a new anthological approach under the title “Chain of Relation”. Dedicated to unpublished collages and “Assemblages” and another selection of his work was exhibited in the Pinacoteca of the State of São Paulo.
Júlio Pomar is above all a plastic artist / painter. It belongs to the 3rd generation of Portuguese modernist painters, being the author of a multifaceted work, centered on painting, drawing, ceramics and engraving. With important developments in the fields of three dimensions, sculpture, assemblage.
He is the author of two volumes of essays on painting: “From the blindness of the painters” – 1986 and “Then the painting?” – 2002.
The Júlio Pomar Foundation was constituted in 2004 and will have its Museum in space ceded by the Municipality of Lisbon.
In 2008 he held a large exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Serralves with six dozen objects and assemblage. Most of which were never shown.
He also held an individual exhibition at the Museum of Neo-Realism entitled “Julius Pomar and the Neo-Realist Experience”.
At CNAP you can find the best serigraphs by Júlio Pomar.