Renina Katz, Brazilian (1925 - )

Renina Katz Pedreira (Rio de Janeiro RJ 1925). Writer, designer, illustrator, teacher. Attends the National School of Fine Arts - NSFA in Rio de Janeiro, between 1947 and 1950. Its teachers, among others, Cavalleiro Henry (1892 - 1975) and Campofiorito Quirino (1902-1993). Graduated in design from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Brazil.

It began with a Axl Leskoschek woodcut (1889 - 1975) in 1946. Encouraged by Poty (1924 - 1998), she entered the course in etching, hosted by Charles Oswald (1882 - 1971) in the School of Arts and Crafts of January. She moved to Sao Paulo in 1951 and teaches printmaking at the Art Museum of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and subsequently at the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado - FAAP, until the 1960s.

In 1956 she published the first album of prints, entitled Favela. From that date, she was a professor in the School of Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo - FAU / USP, where she remained for 28 years, and has a master's and doctoral theses.

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