CLAUDIO SOUZA PINTO BORN IN 1954 IN SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL.
Claudio Souza Pinto began his artistic life early. At 4 years old, he already began to model small clay animals with great ease and that was when his uncle Bernardo Cid, main artistic inspiration, noticed a different gift in the family. Also artist, Bernardo started to encourage Claudio to discover his art within and ended up being one of the key drivers of his talent. Self-taught at age 11, started to sell his own paintings. And since then continued painting, doing illustration, always in the art area. “I was born with a gift. Never learned to drawn or paint. So i consider unfair not to share my gift with the others…”
Nascido em 1954, em São Paulo, Brasil, Claudio iniciou sua vida de artista muito cedo. Aos 4 anos de idade, ja começava a modelar pequenos animais de argila com imensa facilidade e foi quando seu tio Bernardo Cid, principal inspiração artistica, notou um dom diferenciado na familia. Tambem artista, Bernardo passou a incentivar Claudio a se descobrir dentro da arte e acabou sendo um dos principais motivadores de seu talento.