Although not well known outside of Brazil , Lasar Segall is one of the country’s most singular modernist artists. A large portion of his paintings, drawings, and engravings can be seen at the Museu Lasar Segall (Rua Berta 111, Vila Mariana, tel. 11/5574-7322, 2–7 p.m. Tues.–Sat., 2–6 p.m. Sun., free), where he lived and worked from 1932 until his death in 1957.
Born in Lithuania, Segall delved into German expressionism before immigrating to São Paulo , where he was seduced by the color palette and textures of his tropical surroundings. This lovely museum provides a great introduction to his colorful universe.
To get to Museu Lasar Segall, take the Metrô to Vila Mariana.