Born in Oporto, he graduated in Sculpture from the E.S.B.A.P. in 1945. In 1953 he obtained a scholarship from the Institute of High Culture and in 1959
from the F.C.G. he was one of the members of the Oporto Group “Independentes” (in the 1940's). He has works in public spaces, to wit in Setúbal, Viseu
Arlindo Rocha is regarded as a pioneer of abstract sculpture in Portugal. The pieces “Woman and Tree” from 1948 and “Science” from 1961, the latter
endowed with radical abstractionism, represent landmarks in Portuguese sculpture of the last century. His work irremediably tended towards absolute
geometrisation. However, in recent years he returned to a rigid figurativism, corresponding to orders for public sites.