São Paulo, SP, 1894 – 1955
He was responsible for creating the Monument to the “Bandeiras”, one of the symbols of São Paulo city. Brecheret played a fundamental role in modernism. His geometric smooth and luminous sculptures are strongly influenced by the French Art Deco movement. In Paris, where he resided in the 1920s, Brecheret made his name in the sculpture world.
Brecheret also introduced Brazilian elements to his work, mainly indigenous art, at the 1st Biennial of São Paulo in 1951.
He was celebrated as the best national sculptor. In 1995, the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture (MuBE) was inaugurated with an exhibition of Brecheret, and 15 years later it hosted another major exhibition of the artist about women and femininity.