Between 1965 and 1970, I had the pleasure of working and living with the master Pablo Picasso in Paris, this period struck me deeply. After the Netherlands, in 1981 I returned and stay in Portugal where I perform my creative works. I thank God for the gift of painting and the journeys I have traveled.See Curriculum
I was born in Cartaxo, Santarém Portugal, I began to exhibit since 1951, since then I have held hundreds of exhibitions in Portugal and abroad. In 1970 I went to Holland, where I resided for 12 years, I graduated in fine arts from the Modern Painting Academy of The Hague, and had the opportunity to live with some of the great masters of Modern art and assimilate new techniques, values, tendencies and create my own own Creative Identity.
I am represented in more than 450 private collections, Museums, embassies, art books and especially at the Guggenheim Museum in New York with the work "Disasters of the War of 1945".
Francisco Gaia Painter of rare versatility.
Circle of Luso-Brazilian culture.
Francisco Gaia - Tribute to Pablo Picasso
The "Magical Universes" of Francisco Gaya and Pepe Escribá are reflected in Valladolid.
The work of Francisco Gaia in retrospective exhibition.
Imaginary city of Francisco Gaia.
Sintra"Gallery"shows Francisco Gaia.
Revelation of Francisco Gaia in "Solverde" in Espinho.
Francisco Gaia - "Picasso was jealous of me"
Francisco Gaia or the magic of the union between color and harmony.
Day of Portugal, Camões and Portuguese Communities.
Francisco Gaia, being European and Lusitanian - and a Lusitanian who ran the various parts of the continents, it seems to me that he has a poetic rib of a Native Indian. It is the best compliment I can pay him, especially as he is a collector of light and shadows, rhythms and sensations, proceeding as a shaman who, in arranging the colored sands in the sacred space of the "KIWA", interiorizes and awakens the powers.
The "Magic Universes" of Francisco Gaia. The wonderful World that creates, Gaia penetrates through the deepest view of the spirit, impregnated with optimism to the spectator and making assimilable the most sinuous paths of abstraction, a masterful unity of harmony and color, but in a synthesis that allows to perceive all sorts of qualities ranging from tenderness to rarest human sensibility: passion overflowing with things. Painter Francisco Gaia has the subtlety of a psychologist to embark on a journey.
Put to the mystery of Art, the creator and enumerable artist Francisco Gaia, freed on his canvas, transmitting us true poetry. Your knowledge as true creator, the world of painting is always within in your spirit, in the mind of creativity. Francisco Gaia, painter and sculptor, has the subtlety of a psychologist and poet, allowing us to decide his miraculous visions with a demarcated and romantic painting, truly sensational that only a true master can do.
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