Julio Resende is the author of arresting works such as the “Ribeira Negra” panel, located near the Dom Luís Bridge in Porto, a piece commissioned in 1968 by the Municipal Council, and regarded as the best contemporary ceramic panel.
He was born in the city of Porto on 23rd October 1917, displaying from an early age the ambition of becoming a painter. At the age of 20 he enrolled in the School of Fine Arts in Porto, becoming a pupil of painter Dórdio Gomes and completing his degree in 1945 with the painting “Os Fantoches”. Shortly after, he held his first exhibition in Lisbon, where he met another great figure of Portuguese culture: Almada Negreiros. It was only the beginning.
In 1946 he was awarded a scholarship from the “Instituto de Alta Cultura” to pursue his studies abroad, which opened up the doors of Europe. From Lisbon he moved to Madrid, and from there he moved on to Paris, where he chose to live for a number of years. http://www.portugaldailyview.com/)