Portuguese painter, Lourdes Castro is born in Funchal (Madeira) in 1930. Graduate in painting from the School of Fine Arts of Lisbon, she goes to Munich in 1957 and settles the following year in Paris with the painter René Bertholo, her husband; together they create the magazine KWY (1958-1963), support for a group of artists who are not interested in traditional art "standards" (Christo, Jan Voss, José Escada, etc.). Lourdes Castro participates in the first Paris Biennial in 1959. After being part of the lyrical abstraction movement, she exhibits in Paris collages of objects painted in silver shades in 1961. She is at that time very receptive to the ideas of the New Realism. Gifted with a remarkable inventive powers, she creates books with collage full of humor in single copies, and her "Silhouettes" painted on plexiglass, cut or embroidered on cloth, presented for the first time in 1963, introduce a new dimension in pop art. The artist realizes projects for the Woolmark foundation in 1973. In 1974, she introduces the show "Shadows" in Anvers, Amsterdam, Aix-la-Chapelle, Hanover and, in 1975 in France (M.A.M. of the City of Paris, A.R.C.). She participates in many group exhibitions in Germany, Italy, United States and Latin America. Since 1983, Lourdes Castro lives in Madeira.
Bibliography : « Lourdes Castro : Sombras a Volta de um Centro; Desenhos sobre Papel », J. Fernandes et autres, Ed. Museu Serralves et Assirio & Alvim, Lisbonne, 2003
Ombre portée de Maurice Henry 1968 Original screenprint on strong Rhodoïd (transparent sheet), signed by the artist.