Camol d' Évora was born in 1945 in Evora, the capital of the Alentejo district in Portugal. He is an internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor, art critic and professor of painting. He is the most notable “ambassador’ of the Alentejo culture, using this beautiful area of Portugal as the theme of most of his paintings. However, the paintings here displayed represent a rare and unique collection of sea and waterfront views outside of Alentejo. Most representing the fishing villages of Nazare and Peniche in North West coast of Portugal.
Since he was 13 years old he was close to renowned Portuguese artist such as Dordio Gomes, Barrisco, António Palolo, José Pegado and Paulino Ramos. When he moved to Lisbon, he joined the cultural scene of the Portuguese capital. He than lived five years in Africa (Angola), where if founded and organized cultural groups with painters, namely the Cunene, having joined exhibitions with acclaimed artists such as Neves e Sousa, Nelito and Hipólito de Andrade. During two years he was the representative of art from Angola in South Africa. As a master of drawing and creator of silk-screening drawings for fabrics in Satee-Dondo, he created the first printed fabric in Angola,a handkerchief with tulips, and an original drawing that was stamped in a material and offered to the Queen of England. When he immigrated to Brazil, he started a very important phase in his life. As a professor at the Cândido Portinari Art School (SP, Brazil), he founded a course of drawing and printing in fabric which was pioneer in that country. He further his artisticknowledge by studying and participating in courses, meetings, art seminars, teaching art in several institutions in São Paulo and Mato Grosso. He had several solo exhibits in the city of Várzea Grande and Cuiabá, and founded in 1993 the ACUBÁ - Associação Cuiabana de Belas Artes, a non-profit organization in Mato Grosso, dedicated to the development and promotion of plastic arts. During ten years Camol d'Évora, became the most well known Portuguese painter living in Brazil. When he returned to Evora, Portugal Camol d'Évora initiated a new phase as an artist from Alentejo. He became in one of the most notorious promoter of the art with Alentejo as a theme. He created the first intensive course of oil painting in Evora, being for several years as the only professor of painting in the city. He teached art in several towns, namely Estremoz, Ribeira de Pena, Redondo and Chaves. Several of his students became well known artists.
Since 1992 he participated in dozens of exhibitions both solo our in group.