Bio (English)

Luís Lemos was born in the town of Belmonte, in the North of Portugal.

In 1965, he moves to France where his parents establish themselves in Briare (Loiret).

1975 marks his arrival in Paris. He continues his studies at the Ecole du Louvre, while attending drawing and painting classes.

Then, in 1978, he meets Jean-Robert Arnaud, famous gallery owner and the founder of the Cimaise magazine. Luís Lemos becomes deputy editor and continues in this role until 1991.

In 1979, a trip to Croatia determines his future. On his return, he creates a series of initial paintings entitled “Portrait-landscapes”.

In 1984, he receives the important prize Prix des Jeunes Artistes from Conseil Général d’Ile-de-France.

In 1997, he produces stained glass windows for the church in the town of Bouilly-en-Gâtinais (Loiret).

For an entire decade (2002 to 2012) he refuses to display his art.

He currently lives and works in both Lisbon and Loiret.

In addition, he took part in various collective exhibitions around the world and big international faires (F.I.A.C., ARCO,…), that also includes the main events in France: Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui, Mac 2000, Montrouge, Prix de Vitry, Jeune Peinture, Découvertes, Art Jonction, etc..

Museums and public collections

Museum de la Castre, Cannes; Museum of Châteauroux; Museum of Carcassonne; Museum of modern art in Dunkerque; Musée de la Passion du Christ, Lille; town of Périgueux; Conseil Général d’Ile-de-France, Paris; Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; etc.

His works can also be found in private collections all over Europe and in the USA; in Korea and Japan.