Born in Mirandela in 1936, Gil Teixeira Lopes began his artistic education at Casa Pia in Lisbon, later enrolling in the National Academy of Fine Art. Throughout his career, the artist developed neo-figurative and abstract work using various techniques and supports, including painting and sculpture, but it was in the area of printmaking that he made his name at international level, having carried out significant research in this field.
Over the years, the artist received various grants and subsidies from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: in 1962, he was awarded a painting scholarship; in 1977, he received a research grant for printmaking, to study photography and screen printing; in 1985, he was awarded another grant to study painting, drawing and printmaking.
He participated in various solo and group exhibitions, both in Portugal and abroad, and won more than 30 prizes. In 1979, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation held a solo exhibition of the artist’s work, in collaboration with the Secretariat of State for Culture, part of the 2nd National Printmaking Exhibition, promoted by Gravura – Portuguese Printmakers’ Cooperative, of which Gil Teixeira Lopes was an active member.
His work is represented in various national and international collections, including the Gulbenkian’s CAM – Modern Art Centre Collection, which boasts 36 of his works, including a drawing, two sculptures and 33 prints.