An illustrated world review of the leading contemporary graphic and typographic designers, illustrators and cartoonists; with a short illustrated history of the graphic arts – An Illustrated Book of Reference to the World’s Leading Graphic Designers, Illustrators, Typographers and Cartoonists – Répertoire Illustré Des Artistes Graphiques – Ein Internationales Illustriertes, HandbuchAmstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press, vol. 2, 1962.
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ALOISIO SERGIO MAGALHÃES
born: Recife, 5 November 1927
address: 66C/23 Rua General Ribeiro da Costa, Rio de Janeiro, Tel. 37-5068
author: Aniki Bóbó; Improvisação Gráfica (O Grafico Amador, 1958)
co-author: With E. Feldman, Doorway to Portuguese; Doorway to Brasilia (The Falcon Press, 1957; 1959)
languages: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
scope: Typography, Book Design, Advertising Design, Painting
Aloisio Magalhães, a self-taught painter and graphic designer, exchanged law for art at the age of twenty-four. He studied in Paris from 1951 to 1953 at the Atelier 17 and the École du Louvre on a french Government scholarship. On his return to Brazil he exhibited at the 2nd Biennale in São Paulo, 1953, and in 1954 held one-man shows at the São Paulo 1953, and in 1954 held one that shows at the São Paulo Museu de Arte Moderna and the Ministry of Education in Rio de Janeiro. These were followed in 1954 and 1957 by exhibitions at the Pan American Union, Washington D. C., at the Roland Aenlle Gallery, New York, and in 1959, at the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro. These were followed in 1956 and 1957 by exhibitions at the Pan American Union, Washington, DC, at the Roland Aenlle Gallery, New York, and, in 1959, at the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro. In 1959, together with friends, he organized a workshop for modern typography, O Gráfico Amador, in Recife.
En collaboration avec l’architecte Lício Pontual et le photographe Franceschi il ouvrit en 1960 a Rio de Janeiro un atelier d’art publicitaire.
In 1962 co-founder of Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial in Rio de Janeiro, first Latin American school of design. In 1965 won first prize in national competition to design new series of Brazilian banknotes.