Lisboa, 1926 — Lisboa, 2018
Júlio Pomar developed a central artistic work in the Portuguese panorama, with works of painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, engraving, assemblage, sculpture and writing. He held numerous exhibitions, the first solo exhibition in 1947, in Porto, presenting the drawings of the Caxias Prison, where he stayed for four months for opposing Salazar regime.
With a vast work over seven decades, spanning various periods, styles, and a wide variety of thematic universes, Júlio Pomar’s work was consecrated with important anthological exhibitions of his work (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Serralves, CCB). In 2004 he established a Foundation with his name, and since 2013 the Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar has carried out an important cycle of programs for the dissemination of his work, establishing thematic relationships with other contemporary artists.