Date of birth: 27.10.1960
Scholarship holder since: 01.09.1994

The mouthpainter José Henrique Taveira Breda was born on 27 October 1960 in Franca, Brazil. He has been suffering from quadriplegia from birth. He hardly visited school, as his presence met with considerable resistance from his classmates' parents and his teachers (for holding up the whole class). His teacher at the Colegio Cel. Francisco Martins supported him despite all criticism. Unfortunately, Mr. Taveira Breda had to leave school for health reasons and never returned. He has been taking private painting lessons from Prof. Goret since 1989. The artist has written an autobiography (Zeze, a mensagem).

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