• Around this date there are known to have been several oil paintings by Dacosta, on small wood tablets made by his father. They are landscapes of the island, inspired by those of his drawing teacher at the Escola Industrial e Comercial de Madeira Pinto (the name of the school up until 1937, when it was officially renamed the Escola Industrial e Comercial Doutor Oliveira Salazar), painter Álvaro Castro de Meneses (1876–1967), who came from Angra do Heroísmo and had been trained in historical drawing at Porto’s Academia de Belas-Artes in 1899, where he also lectured. This painter’s works are on display at the Museu de Angra do Heroísmo.
  • António Dacosta is fascinated by a reproduction of a work by Matisse that appears in the magazine Ilustração Portugueza, which featured modern artistic approaches.

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