Antônio de Dedé

Antônio Alves dos Santos was born in 1953, in Lagoa da Canoa, Alagoas, where he has lived and worked. He belonged to a Quilombola remaining community. Instinctive wood sculptor, his favorite subjects are animals and imaginary characters: jaguars, bulls, cats, deer, elephants, dancers, couples in unique pieces, usually carved in cedar and rich polychrome.

His work is reproduced in the book “Brazilian Popular Art”, volume II, by Décor-SP.

He died in 2017.

“Nossa Senhora Aparecida”

madeira policromada

152 x 28 x 28 cm

madeira policromada

121 x 25 x 27 cm


Madeira maciça policromada

181 x 23 x 23 cm


Perfeito estado de conservação


madeira maciça


99 x 27 x 20 cm



madeira policromada

200 x 20 x 20cm

assinada bom estado de conservação

painted wood sculpture, signed