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José Marcos dos SANTOS

Born: 29.12.1971
Birthplace: São José dos Campos, São Paulo
Painting Method: foot painting artist

Short Biography

Because of insufficient oxygen to his brain at the time he was born on 29 December 1971 in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Marquinhos lost motor coordination in his arms and his speech was partially affected. By the age of 8 he had learned to use his feet to perform basic tasks. It was around that time that he sketched his first lines and began to take an interest in form and color – a n interest that ended up motivating him to take classes in painting.