Cássio Silva Filho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1958, is just as well known in Europe
as he is in his home country Brazil.
At the age of 20, he began working for various newspapers and was soon employed
as a caricaturist by important Brazilian newspapers such as Pasquim, Opinião,
O Globo and Jornal do Brasil.
In 1977, Loredano moved to Germany and worked for
the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Die Zeit until 1981, when
he went to live in Italy and France, working for La
Repubblica, Il Globo,
Libération and the Magazine Littéraire. After spending just one year
(1983) in Brazil, he moved back
to Europe once again, first to Zürich, then to Barcelona.
It was in 1986 when
Loredano first drew his unmistakable charges for El País. His
caricatures of celebrities for the literary supplement Babelia are most
distinctive. In 1993 Loredano returned to Brazil for good. He
now lives in Rio de Janeiro and works for
large dailies such as the Estado de S. Paulo and other national and
international press. So far two books have been published, Caricaturas
in 1994 and Alfabeto Literário in 2002. Today he is considered to be Brazil’s most famous
and original draughtsman of caricatures and the large number of fans and
admirers in his country, as well as abroad, only proves that.
Rio de Janeiro: Capivara
2002, 262 p.
São Paulo: Globo 1994, 176
Portugal: Assírio &