• In addition to landscapes, he produces portraits that seem to be preparatory exercises for his application to Lisbon’s Escola de Belas-Artes [School of Fine Arts]: portraits of his Aunt Isabelinha and Uncle Carlos (1934), and of his sister Alcina (1935).
  • His work is shown in public for the first time when he takes part in the competition Torneio Literário e Artístico Açoreano, organised by the poet and historian Gervásio Lima, a librarian at Angra do Heroísmo’s town hall. A “Grande Exposição de Pintura, Desenho e Fotografia”, the exhibition for entrants in the competition, opens at the Palácio do Governo Civil in Angra do Heroísmo on 28 October. Dacosta presents a charcoal drawing (Retrato do Tio Carlos) and five oils of Terceira’s landscape.
  • His entry in the Torneio Literário e Artístico Açoreano wins the Prémio da Livraria Ferin [a bookshop in Lisbon], which consists of two art books: Monumentos and Escultores.

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