Born in Taubaté, Brazil, Acácio Netto began his studies in Fine Arts at the Municipal School of Music and Arts "Maestro Fêgo Camargo" in

As a beginner in the free course of Fine Arts, his first teacher, Bernadette Lima, already encouraged him by praising his early work.  The free
course provided him with practical classes in various techniques that were explored at the time, such as gouache, wood carving, oil painting,
and clay modeling, among others.

Motivated by his sensitivity and wishes, Acácio Netto already dreamed of becoming a recognized and renowned artist by then. The young
apprentice felt art as part of his life, as if it already belonged to him even before he had started his first lessons.  Acácio Netto’s days at Fêgo
Camargo School were quite intense as he also had piano and singing classes there.

The interaction with other artists gave him lots of experience, and also the opportunity to learn different techniques from other teachers in the
school, as Master Justino, in whose presence teenager Netto felt as if he were before the “god” of painting.  The respect and reverence to the
master made the student explore and absorb moments which were special and unique.

Life in the artistic milieu intensified every year.  The first group exhibitions began to highlight the alleged artist’s work, and after the initial studies,
he started to have experience in art studios around the city.

He studied painting and attended studios of  artists, such as Marylene Moura, Sebastião Justino (Master Justino), Lidia Meireles (sculpture),
Selma Sanches (São Paulo), Carlos Fajardo (São Paulo) and Rubens Matuck, in artist George Gutlich’s studio.  Acácio Netto had solo
exhibitions as well as participation in group exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, when his work started to be recognized.

His return to the graduation course of Architecture and Urbanism, mainly in plastic arts, made his artistic state of mind come back. Upon the
invitation of Prof. George Gutlich, Netto held a solo exhibition at the Instituto de Oncologia do Vale (IOV) in Taubaté, in 2012.  The exhibition,
filled with personal experience, showed some new work as well as pieces from the artist’s personal collection, in oil on canvas, acrylic on
canvas and watercolor techniques. Still motivated by the success of the show, he entered two of his works, "Para Santa Marta" and "Festivo", in
the municipal category of the “2013/2014 Mapa Cultural Paulista”, an important cultural event in São Paulo. His decision to participate in such
event resulted in his selection in the municipal and regional levels and an award for outstanding work in the Mapa state phase with the "Para
Santa Marta" painting.

In Acácio Netto’s work, the spectrum of color brings, for its joy and intensity, an influence of the previous generation, which by its merits became
known beyond the boundaries of his region, certainly due to the fact that the artist was a student at Master Justino’s studio, the most significant
of this group of artists.

Experience in the study of architecture, activity that the artist is currently performing, can be easily noticed in his work.  The careful observation of
his region’s geography and landscape and its cultural heritage, tangible and intangible, proves the records of historical sites and popular
festivals, documenting the cultural geography of the Paraíba Valley, where the artist comes from.  Despite being an heir to his masters, Acácio
Netto has a very distinctive way of painting, with precise strokes, rich in tonal contrasts.  A colorist painter.
The New York Optimist
© MMXIV, The New York Optimist. All Rights Reserved. The New York Optimist & is a registered
trademark of The New York Optimist.  The New York Optimist is a registered service mark of The New York
Optimist logo and original photos are a registered trademark of The New York Optimist  . All other photos are property of the advertiser.
And are rightfully protected under their copyright protections.
You Tube
Digg It
Regiane Yuki Sabanai Presents "Acacio Netto"
Technique: Acrylic on cellulose  Dimension: Panel 4 x 0.80 x 0.80 m
III The Secret Garden
Technique: Acrylic on canvas Size: 50 x 70 cm
Technique: Acrylic on cellulose  Dimension: Panel 4 x 0.80 x 0.80 m
Technique: Acrylic on cellulose  Dimension: Panel 4 x 0.80 x 0.80 m
Moments III
Technique: Acrylic on canvas  Size: 40 x 50 cm
For Santa Marta
Technique: Acrylic on canvas  Size: 50 x 70 cm
Technique: Watercolor on paper  Size: A4
Among menino Jesus
Technique: Acrylic on canvas  Dimension: 0.80 x 1.00 m
Technique: Acrylic on canvas  Size: 40 x 50 cm
Technique: Acrylic on canvas  Size: 40 x 50 cm
Technique: Watercolor on paper  Size: A3
Life and charm
Technique: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm