Aldo Bonadei was born in São Paulo (SP) in 1906. From 1923 to 1928, he was a student of Pedro Alexandrino (1856-1942) and Antonio Rocco (1880-1944); and in 1925 studied drawing at the School of Arts and Crafts (Portuguese: Liceu de Arte e Ofícios) of São Paulo in 1925. In the early 1930s, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. In São Paulo, he was a member of the Santa Helena Group and Família Artística Paulista. In 1949, he began to teach art classes and took part in the Vanguarda theater group. In the late 1950s, he was costume designer in theater and film. He received the Leirner Prize for Contemporary Art in 1960 and a foreign travel as prize at the 11th Salão de Arte Moderna in São Paulo in 1962. He died in São Paulo (SP) in 1974.