Musa | Museu da Amazônia Musa | Museu da Amazônia

Paintings by Feliciano Lana

Feliciano Pimentel Lana (Kenhiporã, “a child of the drawings of dreams”) was born in 1937 in São João Batista, a village located along the Tiquié River. His father, Manuel Lana, was a desana, and his mother, Paulina Pimentel, a tukano. He has worked as a mechanic, a farmer, and a rubber latex extractor. In the 1960s, he met writer Márcio Souza, anthropologist Berta Ribeiro, from the National Museum, and Father Casimiro Bécksta, having cooperated intensively with them in order to record and illustrate the myths and narratives of the indigenous cultures of the Negro River.