Eduardo Nery

Eduardo Nery

Eduardo Nery was a Portuguese painter widely known for his extensive investigations of pictorial space and visual mobility, representing Abstract Illusionism and the Op Art movements.

Born in Figueira da Foz, in 1938. He developed a vast professional activity in the fields of painting, drawing, engraving, photography, tapestry, tiles, stained glass, mosaic, mural reliefs, design of urban pavements and colour projects for facades in architectural complexes.

He won several prizes in Portugal, the most recent being the Bordalo da Imprensa, Artes Plásticas Prize/95 and one of the national prizes Bento Pessoa Casino Figueira, 2007. Abroad, he was distinguished with 6 prizes in Italy (1975/1977) and in Spain (1977).

Among the honourable mentions, one stands out in Monaco (1970), another from the Portuguese Critics' Prize “Soquil” (1969) and, still, at the “I Bienal Internacional de Óbidos” (1987).

He was awarded the “Jorge Colaço” Municipal Tile Award by the Lisbon City Council in 1987, 1991, 1992 and 1995.

Since 1964 he has held more than 40 individual exhibitions in Lisbon and since 1958 he has participated in more than 300 group exhibitions in Portugal and abroad. He is represented in museums in Portugal, the USA, Taiwan, Canada and Norway, among others.

Eduardo Nery passed away in Lisbon in March 2013.