Still Life with a Lamp

Still life with a lamp, n.d
Oil on canvas
64 x 81 cm
Manchester Art Gallery

About the artist


LUCY CITTI FERREIRA (1911 in São Paulo – 2008 in Paris, France) was a painter, designer, engraver and teacher. She spent her childhood and adolescence in France and Italy with her family. In 1930, she began her artistic training under the supervision of French painter Andre Chapuy (1885-1941) at the École supérieure d'art et design Le Havre. In the following years, she attended the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, when she had works exhibited at Salon de Tuileries. When she returned to Brazil, Mário de Andrade (1893-1945) introduced her to Lasar Segall, of whom she became a student and model. She sat for Segall’s Lucy with flower, the most highly appreciated artwork in the Exhibition. Citti Ferreira was awarded an honorary mention at the 1935 Salão Paulista de Belas Artes, took part at the second Salão de Maio and had solo exhibitions at the Brazilian Institute of Architects, in São Paulo, and the Brazilian Press Association in Rio de Janeiro, in 1938. In 1947, she moved back to Paris and join the group of artists represented at the Galerie Jean Bouchet et Jack. Lucy Citti Ferreira sent five pictures to the Exhibition of Modern Brazilian Paintings. She presented two wood engravings for the Exhibition, Refugee, which was subsequently sent to the UNESCO Exhibition of 1946, and Man and woman, in addition to the drawing Homeless, originally acquired for £3.3d.0s. by Miss Marques. She also sent two oil paintings to the Exhibition. Little girl and cat was originally bought by Ms Muriel Currant for £3.3d.0s. and currently belongs to the Tullie House Museum in Cumbria. Still life with lamp was donated to the Manchester City Galleries.

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