João Maria de Jesus de Falcão Trigoso was born on 4 March 1879, in Lisbon and died on 23 December 1956. He was the grandson of the poet João de Lemos, who offered him the first palette. He attended the Escola de Belas Artes in Lisbon and was a student of Simões de Almeida, Veloso Salgado and Carlos António Rodrigues dos Reis. Descended for his father’s side of the Barons of Aldenberg and for his mother’s side of the Viscondes de Real Agrado. He was Director of the Escola Técnica Vitorino Damásio, in Lagos, and later, Director in Escolas Fonseca Benevides and Arte Aplicada António Arroio, in Lisbon. Through the landscapes of the Algarve that he painted, he baptized the region “Costa de Oiro”. In 1954 he received the 1st award Silva Porto; A Gold Medal at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, S. Francisco, United States of America; The Annunciation award in 1900, a award in tribute to the painter Tomás de Anunciação, awarding the painting students of the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1948 he was awarded with the medal of honor by the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes.
Oil painting of an autumn landscape: the tree with its red, yellow, orange and brown tones marks the time of the year, green dominates the rest of the composition with spots of white and red, the houses on blue and white, the hills and the sky, the point of view of someone who has time, the aristocrat vantage point of someone who rests the eyes over a landscape with an affection for detailed contemplation.
Falcão Trigoso is a good representative of the Portuguese Late Naturalism, of the Group of Silva Porto, and his paintings convey an healthy joy, mirror of his soul with hymns of light and color.