1961: Born in São Paulo, Brazil.

1968–1979: Grades 1 through 12 at the Rudolf Steiner School, São Paulo.

Various activities in the areas of drawing and painting, volunteer social and art projects involving children and teenagers and pedagogical art projects involving children from poor backgrounds through 1984.

1980: Early-intervention work at a school for mentally and physically handicapped children.

1981–1984: Undergraduate studies at the University of Campinas. 1981: physical therapy; 1982-1984: occupational therapy, including internships in closed psychiatric wards and in the areas of therapeutic education, leprosy treatment, pediatrics and social work in slum environments. Graduation with diploma.

1985: Relocation to Europe. Undergraduate studies at the seminary of the Christian Community, Stuttgart.

1986: Studies at the de Wervel art-therapy school, Zeist, Holland.

Since 1987: Resident of Switzerland. Book design, posters, leaflets, logos, brochures, children’s-book illustrations, stage design (Goetheanum theater and Impuls group, Stuttgart); altarpieces (Hannover, Hamburg, Tübingen, Bern, Erlangen), miscellaneous artworks (exhibitions in Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Hannover, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Öschelbronn, Erlangen, Nürnberg, Würzburg, Arlesheim, Dornach and Hombrechtikon).

Graphic designer at Verlag am Goetheanum through 2009 and Verlag für Anthroposophie since 2010.


About the artist

Gabriela de Carvalho

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