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date: 04 April 2020

Rosário, Arthur Bispo do locked

(1911–1989), artist,
  • Roberto Conduru


was born in Japaratuba, a city located in the state of Sergipe in northeastern Brazil on either 16 March or 14 May 1911. His parents Adriano Bispo do Rosario and Blandina Francisca de Jesus were descendants of Africans who had been enslaved in the country. In 1925 he joined the Brazilian navy, which he left in 1932. The following year, he began working as a washer for the Viação Excelsior bus company in Rio de Janeiro. After this company fired him in 1937, he worked as a janitor at the residence of Humberto Magalhães Leone, a lawyer.

In 1938 he was taken to the National Hospital for the Insane in Rio de Janeiro where he was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic The following year he was transferred and admitted to the Colônia Juliano Moreira in the same city an institution that at that time housed people ...

A version of this article originally appeared in The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography.

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