Sculptor Pereira da Silva
Manuel Pereira da Silva
Manuel Pereira da Silva (7 December 1920 2003) was a Portuguese sculptor. He was born in Oporto, Portugal.
The workmanship of Pereira da Silva has an abstract formal orientation inspired in the human figure, in particular the man and the woman. In 2000, the Medal of Cultural Merit was attributed to Pereira da Silva for the City Council of Vila Nova de Gaia.
In 1939, he entered the Oporto University College of Arts. In 1943, he finished his coursework with the final classification of 18 values. During his coursework he was distinguished with two awards, "Teixeira Lopes" and "Soares dos Reis".
In 1946 and 1947, he studied in Paris, France at the Paris College of Arts.