• He leaves the Azores to study at the Escola de Belas-Artes in Lisbon. It is said that Dacosta found a diamond that was unclaimed in the stands of the bullfighting arena in Angra do Heroísmo (which may have been the “Old Arena” in the Praça de S. João, opened in 1870) and sold it to afford his flight to Lisbon.
  • In Lisbon, he lives at No. 1, Rua da Quintinha, in the left-hand side apartment of the ground floor. He will remain there until around 1939.
  • He visits his family in the Azores during holidays.
  • Having passed the entrance examination of the Escola de Belas-Artes on 16 October, he fills out a requirement directed at its director requesting his enrollment in the special painting course.
  • He is admitted to Lisbon’s Escola de Belas-Artes, which had undergone recent reform (based on edict No. 21662 of 12 September 1932). The director at the time was Dr. João Pessanha. He studies under teachers including Macedo Mendes, Varela Aldemira, Leopoldo de Almeida and Piloto.

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