Manuel Pereira da Silva is represented in public spaces, corporate collections and has received prominent public and private art commissions. The work is diverse; ranging from the abstract to the figurative, from formal to informal.

A common characteristic of the artist is the constant exploration of new uses of traditional materials, techniques and styles resulting in the discovery of new form and content.

In 2000, the Medal of Cultural Merit was attributed to Pereira da Silva for the City Council of Vila Nova de Gaia.

In 1939, he entered the Oporto University College of Arts. In 1943, he finished his coursework with the final classification of 18 values. During his coursework he was distinguished with two awards, "Teixeira Lopes" and "Soares dos Reis".
In 1947 and 1948, he studied in Paris, France at the Paris College of Arts.

Selected works
•III Exposition of the Independent ones, in the Coliseum of Oporto. (1944)
•Low-relives in Stone in the Rivoli Theatre and in the Coliseum, in Oporto. (1945)
•Exposition of the Life and the Portuguese Art in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique (1946)
•Exposition of Modern Art in the city of Caldas da Rainha. (1954)
•Sculpture in Bronze of General Ulysses S. Grant, 18 President of the United States of America between 1868 and 1876. This monument was ordered by the Portuguese Government to Pereira da Silva for the capital of Guiné-Bissau. (1955)
•Paintings in the Church of Saint Luzia, in the city of Viana do Castelo. (1956)
•Paintings of the "Snow White" in the Street of Saint Catarina, in Oporto. (1957)
•Sculpture in Bronze in the Square Marquis do Pombal, in Oporto. (1958)
•II Exposition of Modern Art in the city of Viana do Castelo. (1959)
•Low-relief in Ceramics in the capital of Angola. (1960)
•Low-relief in Stone of "D. Pedro Pitões exhorting the Crusades" in the Courthouse, in Oporto. (1961)
•II Exposition of Plastic Arts of the Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, in the city of Lisbon. (1962)
•Retrospective Exposition in Homage to the workmanship of Pereira da Silva by the Artists Association of Gaia. (1987)

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Manuel Pereira da Silva
April 2006
Porto, Portugal
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