Died Monday, 2nd May 2016, Querubim Lapa, the master ceramist who was also a painter and sculptor, with 90 years. Appears associated with the Portuguese neo-realism movement that emerged in the 30s of the XX century. Considered one of the most important Portuguese potters leaves his work in many public and private buildings. Author of the tile panels, the Crypt of “São Bento da Porta Aberta” in Rio Caldo – Geres, that as well depict the life of St. Benedict. Holder of several awards, the work of this master is a constant experimentation with forms and techniques.
The Board Members of the Brotherhood of “São Bento da Porta Aberta”, mourns the death of this artist so present in the tiles of our crypt.