Born in Coimbra, Portugal, in 1945.

His first interest was biology and he studies in Liverpool at the North-East Liverpool Technical College from 1963 to 1967. It was there where he was inspired to begin painting by admiring the british pop artists of the moment that hung on the walls of the public library which he daily frequented.

He then moved to Paris and studied history of art and archeology at École du Louvre and École Pratique des Hautes Études (Sorbonne) and at this time he began painting in earnest.

From 1968 to 1972 he completed 4 years of compulsory military service; 2 years in Portugal and 2 years in the Cape Verde Islands.

Once back from Africa he concluded his Master’s Degree in Painting at the University of Lisbon (Faculty of Arts).

He then returned to Paris on a scholarship awarded by the Gulbenkian Foundation (Painting) from 1976 to 1978. Afterwards he was awarded a new scholarship by the same foundation to paint in Lisbon from 1987 to 1989.



AICA (Association Internationalle des Critiques d'Art) by the art critics Dore Ashton, René Berger and Sílvia Chicó.

III Exhibition of Fine Arts, Gulbenkian Foundation, 1987

Bicentenary of the Ministry of Finance, 1988

Biennale of Lagos, 1990


Tapestry (12 square meters) for the Bank CGD

Mural in tiles (220 square meters) in the city of Covilhã, (Portugal), 2004


Pedro's work is currently represented in the main National collections and Museums in Lisbon and Oporto.


Covers for several poetry books and for "Pour un Morale de L'Ambiguité", Simone de Beauvoir, Éditions Gallimard, Paris.


119 (from 1972 to 2009) in Portugal, Caracas (Venezuela), Paris, Lund/Sweden (Museum of Modern Art), Belgrade, Lyon, Azores, Madrid, Niterói (Brazil) and Tokyo (Museum of Modern Art).