Born in 1902, Teruz is an important representative painter of Brazilian modern art. Between 1920 and 1923, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, where he became friends with Candido Portinari, a neo-realist artist in Brazil. He established his own museum in the 1970s. He was invited to hold the exhibition around the world, including the Hermitage Museum of Winter Palace in Russia and the São Paulo Art Museum in Brazil. Teruz creats a strong personal style with his outstanding painting skills, which could be associated with European classical masters. The theme in Teruz’ works are mostly childhood scenes with children playing in the grand yard or empty houses, and some Brazilian aboriginal portraits.