Born in Peniche, he later studied at the E.S.B.A.P. in 1980, the school at which he taught. In the years 1964/65 and 81/83 he gained scholarships from
the F.C.G. In addition to sculpture, he has carried out activity in the field of scenography and equipment design. Jaime Azinheira holds a unique place in
Portuguese sculpture both in terms of the materials he has worked on and the situations: large-scale plasters, paper and polyvinyl pieces, serving as
picturesque and caricaturesque figures in everyday situations, be they poetic or tragic.