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Abraão Batista

Abraão Batista (Juareiro do Norte, Ceara, Brazil)
Woodcut print on paper (6 1/4 x 4 1/4), 2007


Abraão Batista, 2007 (Photo by A H Fisher)


Abraão Batista was born on April 4th, 1935 in Juareiro do Norte, the state of Ceara, Brazil.  He is renowned for both his poetry and his woodcuts.  He is known for satiric nature of his folhetos, which often incorporate figures and themes from mass culture and curtent events.  These include such titles as "The meeting of Lampião with Kung Fu in Juazeiro, Ceará", and " Os sexorais do Presidente Bil Clintom namorador e Monica Levinsque", about the "Philandering of Bill Clinton with Monica Lewinsky", and "9/11".