Modern & Postwar Artists

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

1908 - 1992

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva rose to prominence as the best known Portuguese artist —and one of the few women— on the post-World-War II Paris art scene, and became the first female artist to receive the prestigious Grand Prix National des Arts.

Within this “School of Paris,” as it was called, Vieira da Silva represented a unique approach that was less gestural and more geometric than the dominant Art Informel style.


Tempestade em copo d’agua

Vieira da Silva at Mirat Gallery