Born in V.N. Gaia, he was educated at the E.S.B.A.P. where he became a teacher. In 1982 he had a F.C.G. scholarship looking into the application of the
melting of bronze using the sand process. He has participated in numerous symposia on sculpture and works in stone in Portugal and abroad.
Amaral da Cunha, despite having worked the bronze, he denoted a preference for marble and granite. He was always interested in the motifs which
made the history of sculpture over time such as the “feminine torso”. He also captured signs of the western mindset, in pieces which are similar to
devotional pieces, a reflection of his voyage to Japan in 1987.