Born in Lisbon, she studied at the Lisbon Academy in Paris, where she lived from 1922 to 1937 and in Germany. In 1953 she gained an F.C.G. scholarship.
She was part of the “Jeune Gravure Contemporaine” group. She has been regarded as a “fauve” painter who sought to get the most out of the freedom of
line and colour, in terms of expressiveness, purity, with a rhythmic effect. This modern theme was combined with themes of great simplicity, images of
childhood, flowers and popular motifs.