Born in V.N. Gaia, he took a course at the António Arroio School of Decorative Arts and studied painting at the E.S.B.A.L. He was one of the creators of
the Surrealist Group in Lisbon in 1947.
Fernando de Azevedo was chairman of the S.N.B.A. and a correspondent partner of the Academy of Fine Arts. He was a chairman of the management
of the Cooperative of Portuguese Engravers “Engraving” between 1962 and 1974 and the deputy-chairman of the “Association Internationale des
Critiques d'Art” (A.I.C.A) and also the chairman of the Portuguese Section, member of the Advisory Board of the I.P.P.C. he discharged duties as the
Service Manager of Fine Arts of the F.C.G. and the artistic manager of the magazine “Colóquio Artes” where he regularly also provided art criticism.