Maria Helena Viera da Silva (b. Lisbon, Portugal, 1908 – d. Paris, France, 1992) was an artist who studied at the Lisbon School of Fine Arts and moved to Paris in 1928 to continue her studies. Her works are situated between figuration and abstraction. In her painting, Vieira da Silva focused on revealing ambiguities of space and depth represented on a flat surface. Throughout her career, she has maintained a coherent and authentic path that is independent of other artistic currents. Vieira da Silva was the first woman to receive the Grand Prix National des Arts awarded by the French Ministry of Culture in 1966.
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