Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.
Active in France.
Born 19 August 1948, in Olinda.
José Barbosa da Silva's father was a carpenter and taught him woodwork, which was to prove influential in his later work.
Folklore and the popular and religious art of his country are common features in Barbosa da Silva's engravings and low reliefs. Most typical of his work are small, engraved caskets showing connections with fetishism....