Albino Braz

 

Born 1893 in Jaboticabal – Brazil. Died 1950 in Jaqueri – Brazil.

We know very little about Albino Braz’ life before his confinement to the psychiatric hospital of Juqueri for schizophrenia, in 1934. Apparently, he was of Italian origin and was married. Braz began drawing right after his hospitalization. According to his medical file, he was often agitated, expansive and irritable. He imagined to be the descendant of some illustrious men and women, developed great intellectual activity despite his rudimentary education and spent his days drawing.

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