Otto de Souza Aguiar
Otto de Souza Aguiar (1938-2006) graduated from the University of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Otto began extensive travels through Europe were he was introduced to the world of High Fashion and Interior Design. Using his vast fashion and theatrical background, combined with romance of his native Brazil, Aguiar creates his paintings with sumptuous color, texture and gilding. Aguiar feels his work is a direct tribute to God, and he aspires to portray the beauty of God's creation in all he does. He believes that the most important gratification comes from those who are able to perceive the joy and harmony in his unique work.