Júlio Saúl Dias

Júlio Saúl Dias

Born in Vila do Conde in 1902. He completed his Engineering course in 1928 and enrolled at the School of Fine Arts. In 1935 he held his first solo exhibition at the National Society of Fine Arts.

In 1932 he published, under the pseudonym Saúl Dias, a book of poetry. In 1937, he went to the Directorate located in Évora, the city where he lived and worked until his death. 1972, the year he returned to Vila do Conde.

In 1936 he participated in the Exhibition of Independent Modern Artists (under the pseudonym “Júlio”), appearing alongside visual artists such as Almada Negreiros and Vieira da Silva.


In 1958 he won the first drawing prize at the IV Estoril Autumn Salon. In 1962 it is The “Poetic Work of Saúl Dias” Between 1979 and 1980, retrospective exhibitions of his work were held in Vila do Conde, at the Soares dos Reis Museum and at the Gulbenkian Foundation.

He passed away in his homeland in 1983, aged 81.