Adélio Sarro was born in 1950 in Andradina, São Paulo State, Brazil.
Raised in an agricultural family, he was confronted to the extreme precariousness of a farmer’s life. Their financial stress forced his family into a series of decisions that profoundly affected Adélio’s life and personal formation.
Despite these difficulties, he became an illustrator for the advertising poster business in São Paulo.
In 1972, he discovered the paintings of Brazilian artist Candido Portinari (1903-1962) during a visit to Portinari’s home in Brodowski (Brazil). This encounter was the trigger that launched himself into the artistic world.
Soon, his paintings were widely accepted and sold throughout the international community.
2012 Shanghai International Art Fair, China
2012 Touch Project, Cloïtre des Billettes, Paris, France
2011 Dreams of Adélio Sarro, Ricardo Fernandes, Gallery, Paris, France
2011 Fortaleza Museum of Art, Brazil
2011 Art & Frame Gallery, Switzerland
2010 Shanghai International Art Fair, China
2010 Pálffyho Palác, Poland
2009 Museum of Curitiba, Brazil
2007 Russian Academy of Arts Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
2007 Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2005 Copacapana Art History Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2004 Palais Des Nations (UN), Geneva, Switzerland
2003 World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
2001 Palais des Congres, Evian, France
2001 Museum of Singapore, Singapore
1996 Art Museum of Dalton, Georgia, USA
1994 New York Art Expo, USA / Las Vegas Art Expo, USA
1991 International Exhibition of Fine Arts, Digne, France
1990 International Museum of Arts, California, USA
1988 Latin American Museum of Punta del Leste, Uruguay
1987 Castle Scaligero, Marostica, Italy
1986 Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, Italy
1982 MASP: Art Museum of São Paulo, Brazil
1982 Art Museum of Florianópolis, Brazil
1982 Art Museum of Joinville, Brazil
1981 City Hall Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan
1981 City Hall Museum of Art Nara, Japan