Afonso Cruz
About the artist

Born in 1971 in Figueira da Foz, years later he would visit more than 60 countries.

He studied at the António Arroio Art School, the Lisbon Faculty of Visual Arts and the Institute for Visual Arts of Madeira. He published in 2008 his first novel, The Flesh of God [A Carne de Deus], and after that The Encyclopedia of the World Story[Enciclopédia da Estória Universal], The Human Contradiction [A Contradição Humana]Kokoschka’s Doll [A Boneca de Kokoschka], Jesus Christ Drank Beer [Jesus Cristo Bebia Cerveja] , The Encyclopedia of the World Story: The Dresner Archives [Enciclopédia da Estória Universal — Arquivos de Dresner],The Year Book [O Livro do Ano] and lastly Where do Umbrellas End Up [Para onde Vão os Guarda-chuvas].

His book Capital was awarded the 2014 Portuguese National Award for Illustration. The novel Flores, published in 2015, received Prémio Literário Fernando Namora.

He’s also an illustrator, an animated film director and member of the band The Soaked Lamb.

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