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Gasper Corte-Real

by Martins Correia



Confederation Hill, St. John's

100 Prince Philip Dr., St. John's, NL A1B 3R4

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An imposing larger-than-life-size statue of the Portuguese navigator Gasper Corte-Real stands on a pedestal facing across the Confederation Building. It was donated by the Portuguese Fisheries Organization to recognize the hospitality of Newfoundlanders towards Portuguese Grand Banks fishermen.

Corte-Real reached Terra Nova (New Land) in 1501 with three ships, but he and his crew were lost at sea while the other two ships returned to Portugal.

Artist bio

Marins Correia was born in Golegā, Portugal, in 1910. His works include bronze sculpture, painting, silk-screening, stone and clay. Colour in the form of strong Mediterranean shades is one of the distinctive features of his work, as well as recurrent themes including horses, bulls, the land and women.

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