151st Birth Anniversary of the painter António Carneiro

16 de September, 2023

Today, 16 September, marks the 151st anniversary of the birth of the painter António Carneiro, one of the greatest names in painting and drawing in Portugal, represented in the collection of the Soares dos Reis National Museum.


Last year, on the occasion of his 150th birthday, the Soares dos Reis National Museum (in partnership with the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto) dedicated a temporary exhibition to him.

As part of the collaborative travelling project Other Places, the temporary exhibition António Carneiro’s Drawings for Dante’s Inferno was on show at Casa dos Livros, a newly space promoted by University of Porto. The initiative marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of painter-poet António Carneiro and the 700th anniversary of the death of Alighieri Dante.

Forty-two drawings by António Carneiro were produced to illustrate the Inferno from Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. This epic work composed of three canticles was widely publicised through Vasco Graça Moura’s outstanding translation, the complete collection of which is held by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto.

Biography of António Carneiro
Painter, professor at the Porto School of Fine Arts, artistic director of the magazine Águia, linked to the Portuguese Renaissance movement, António Teixeira Carneiro was a notable figure in northern culture. He was born in 1872 in Amarante and died in 1930 in Porto.