Arthur Luiz Piza

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, 1928 – currently lives and works in Paris, France

In the 40’s Arthur Luiz Piza studied painting and fresco under Antonio Gomide. He undertook his study in engraving under Johnny Friedlaender in Paris, from 1953 onwards. Shortly after that, he began utilizing watercolour and collage techniques in his artwork. He organized solo exhibitions in Brazil and in various countries such as Japan, Equator, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Yugoslavia, Italy, Spain, Denmark and United States of America.

He participated in numerous editions of the São Paulo Art Biennial (from 1951 to 1963) and the Paris Biennial (from 1961 to 1963). He took part in the Venice Biennial (1966) and the Documenta of Kassel (1959). He exhibited his work at the "Cinquante Ans de Collage" at the Museum of Art, in St. Etienne and Museum of Decorative Art, in Paris (1964) and at the Maeght Foundation with the exhibition “Art Vivant” (1968). His work could also be seen in various editions of the Cracow Biennial, (from 1964 to 1974); the International Engraving Exhibition of Ljubljana (from 1957 to 1981); and the Museum of Art in St. Etienne with the exhibition “Itinéraires Blancs”. In 1971, he participated in the “Graphik der Welt” exhibition, in Nuremberg; the Engraving Biennials of Norway (from 1972 to 2000); the Havana Biennial (from 1984 to 1986); the Grenchen Triennial (from 1958 to 1985); the San Juan Biennial (from 1970 to 2001) and in the exhibition called “ Peintres et Graveurs Français”, in Paris (from 1982 to 2002). He took part in various salons such as “Realités Nouvelles” in Paris (from 1960 to 1974), “Jeune Gravure Contemporaine” (from 1964 to 2002) and the “Salon de Mai”, in Paris (from 1964 to 2000). He participated in the Biennale Internazionale di Grafica de Vico (1990); the “Exposition Européene de Création” (1986); the Scenery of “l’École Française Contemporaine”, in Tel Aviv (1987); the Niort Biennial “Homage to Piza” (1989); the 5th Biennial of Contemporary Print in France (1991); “Latein Americanisher Kunst” in Germany (1990); the “Art d’Amérique Latine” exhibition (from 1911 to 1968) at the Centre Georges Pompidou, in Paris (1992); in the Americas Triennial, Grenoble, France (1993) and in an additional exhibition at the Sakaide City Museum of Art, in Kawaga, Japan (1997). He was a participant also in the "Manufacture of Sèvres" exhibition at the Marseille Congress Palace (1974), in exhibitions at the Amos Andersons Museum in Helsinki (1974); at Hermitage, in St. Petersburg (1976); at the Nationalmuseum of Stockholm (1982) and at the Kunstindustmuseet of Oslo (1982). Raquel Arnaud has been representing Arthur Luiz Piza since 1973.