ANA MARIA DIAS

1950 – Porto Feliz, SP.

From her childhood, spent in the historic city of Porto Feliz in São Paulo, she kept most of the scenes that, later, when she began to dedicate herself to art, she transported to her canvases. Although she only had her first exhibition in 1980, at the Museu da Casa Brasileira, in São Paulo, Ana Maria Dias had already exhibited in collectives since 1975, when she showed her paintings at the “Salão de Artes Plásticas de Porto Feliz” and then at other cities in São Paulo. Since 1982, his presentations have been frequent in art galleries in France (Galerie Naïfs du Monde Entier in Paris and Galerie Jacqueline Bricard in Lourmarin), in Switzerland (Galerie Pro arte kasper de Morges), and in Israel (Gina Gallery in Tel -Aviv). His painting is entirely dedicated to evoking the happy days of childhood. It portrays the old and beautiful farms, with their orchards and rural workers, domestic life, children's games, the means of transport. Mainly the greenish fields that surround the mountains. “Ana Maria Dias' canvases become documental elements of life without dialectical artifices”, observes the critic Jorge Anthonio da Silva in the presentation of the catalog of his solo show at Galeria Jacques Ardies, in 1993. Other solo shows were performed at the same gallery in 1983 , 1986, 1993, 1998 and 2009. In addition to illustrating cards for several Brazilian entities, his works were also focused on by the publisher Max.