Son of Amaro Borges and nephew of J. Borges, Givanildo is a particularly gifted printmaker. He has developed his own distinctive style of presenting complex narrative scenes in his large-scale wood block prints. Included in Givanildo’s subject matter are images drawn from the Bible and from daily life in the Northeast – the nativity, weddings, and distinctive rural celebrations.


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Cordel artists from
the Northeast

Bezerros, Pernambuco
Amaro Francisco Borges
J. Miguel
J. Borges
Manasses Borges
Severino Borges

Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará
Abraão Batista
José Lourenço

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