Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Remembering Constancio Fernandes (1909-1980)

[courtesy: www.oheraldo.in]

CONSTANCIO FERNANDES (1909 - 1980) Renown Goan Artist, Sculptor,
Poet, Violinist and Thinker. Born in Margao, Goa, and educated in Portuguese and
English. Attended J J College of Arts in Mumbai for some time. Executed sculpture works in Marble, Bronze and Cement in erstwhile Bombay and later in Goa. Some of his
well known works are a bronze bust of Padre Jose Vaz (displayed in the Margao Church
Square) Abade Faria a black stone larger-than-life statue next to the old Secretariat (accordng to belle lettriste Nora Secco de Souza)


The statue of Abbe Faria near the Secretariat is made of bronze and was sculpted by Ramchandra Pandurang Kamat.


Cecil Pinto

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