Saint Francis of Assisi in Terracotta by Manuel Eudocio. Date of creation is unknown. Below is information on the artist translated from wikipedia. His art of making figurative ceramics. Portrays the popular everyday life of the place where he lives, and where he learned as a child to make his own clay toys, sculpting horses, oxen and cows to play with.
He had the opportunity to produce ceramics to sell when he went to live with his grandmother, after his mother's death, having contact with popular crockery toys made by his grandmother to sell at the fair. He effectively began his life as an artisan in 1948. When he perfected his techniques with Mestre Vitalino.
And developed his own style, incorporating elements of Pernambuco folklore. Manuel Eudócio's pieces are made in wet clay, fired without using enamel, in a wood oven that he keeps in his backyard, and later decorated with glossy or matte oil paint. His legacy of more than 50,000 pieces of clay represents characters such as Lampião. His pieces make up private collections and the collections of important museums. For more than 80 years, he continued to be fully active in Alto do Moura.
In May 2002 Manoel Eudócio was elected Living Heritage of Pernambuco. On February 10, 2016, he was admitted to the Hospital Mestre Vitalino, in Caruaru, suffering from chikungunya.
Dying from the infection on the night of February 13. He was buried in Parque dos Arcos the next day.
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