Born in Figueira da Foz, since an early age he began to take part in the press with drawings and caricatures. In Coimbra between 1931 and 1934 he
founded the Group “divergent entities” to combat the presential aesthetics. A major part of his production was to taken up with carrying out graphic
works. His life was marked by following yoga and the principles of Krishnamurti. In Brazil, where he settled, he was also part of the Bisonte Group of
Plastic Arts in S. Paulo.
The production by Cândido da Costa Pinto encompasses the principles of surrealism, investing more in the meaning of the work than in formal
innovation. He adopted hard figuration, including some social comments, sometimes bitter and evolving, at its final stage, into an abstractionism of