Bagé 30's

The History

Behind the Artist

Antonio Caringi

was born in Pelotas,

on May 18, 1905.

Antônio Caringi & Josephina Sicca's son, he grew up in Bagé, Gaucho's Pampa countryside. Since his childhood he had shown art skills.

In 1918, following his family, Caringi moved to Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul, where he did his first art exposition on 1925, at the "Salão de Outono".

The Man

Behind the Sculpure

Antonio Caringi

began his international career in 1928 when he refined his technique as a sculptor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany. In 1934, he won the competition for the equestrian statue of "General Bento Gonçalves", currently located in Porto Alegre. In 1940, during the 2nd World War, Caringi decided to return to Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Antônio Caringi

*1905 - 1981*

Laçador

The Scuplture

Behind our Logo

Antônio Caringi

had carved several significant monuments for the artistic heritage of Rio Grande do Sul, such as the "Laçador" and the "Monumento do Expedicionário" at Farroupilha Park since them. In 1942 he moved to Pelotas and married the poetess Noemi Assumpção Osório, with whom he had six children. Caringi was arts professor from 1952 to 1980 at the Pelotas School of Fine Arts.

It should be noticed that most of the major works were awarded through participation in competitions, winning 11 competitions in Brazil. Known as the “Sculptor of the Pampas”, Caringi prioritized regional themes in his works,

linked to the history & culture of

Rio Grande do Sul.

He passed away at age of 76

on May 30th, 1981 at Pelotas city.