• His drawings and illustrations begin to be published in Lisbon-based journals such as Acção (from July 1941 until early 1942), Aventura (1942), Atlântico (1942) and Panorama (1945).
  • This year he retouches the painting Serenata Açoreana.
  • From at least November, when he first contributes to exhibitions of the Secretariado de Propaganda Nacional, SPN [Ministry of National Propaganda], Dacosta lives at the studio of António Pedro on the fourth floor of No. 25, Travessa da Trindade, Lisbon.
  • He begins to collaborate on modern art exhibitions organised by the SPN and the SNI [National Information Syndicate], and will continue to do so until 1946. These exhibitions included the following:
    6 Exposição de Arte Moderna”, Lisbon, November 1941.
    1 Exposição dos Artistas Ilustradores Modernos”, [August?] 1942.
    7Exposição de Arte Moderna, December 1942.
    8 Exposição de Arte Moderna, January 1944.
    9 Exposição de Arte Moderna, January 1945.
    “Primeira Exposição de Arte Moderna de Desenho Aguarela Gouache Pastel”, March 1946.

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