Albino Braz

Brazil, 1893 – 1950

Little is known about the life of Albino Braz before he was committed to the psychiatric hospital of Juquéri in São Paulo besides the fact that he was of Italian descent. He began drawing shortly after being hospitalized. His work consists mainly of graphite or colored pencil drawings on paper, in which we find scenarios where masculine and feminine figures coexist with identifiable or imaginary animals. His compositions have a peculiar feature: the main character, which usually stands out due to its positioning or to how much space it takes up on paper, reveals supremacy in comparison to the other characters.

Source: Centro de Arte Oliva