Antonio Duarte, Portuguese painter, was born in Portugal where he graduated from Escola Artes Plasticas of Coimbra and Escola De Belas Artes of Lisbon. Since graduating he pursued a career as a professional artist in Europe, where his work was shown in many exhibitions in Spain, Portugal and Germany. Today his paintings form part of private and public collections across Europe. Since arriving in Australia in the late sixties, Antonio’s work has received constant acclaim across the country, winning numerous awards, such as the prestigious “Caran D’Ache” drawing award. Antonio is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society. He is frequently the focus of exhibitions and was a guest artist representing Portugal in the “Euro Art Exhibition”. Tony was a participant in the Archibald Festival and a finalist in the Sulman art prize.