António Cardoso Pinheiro de Carvalho was born in Amarante on 21 July 1932. He graduated in history from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. He is a historian and emeritus professor of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. He is member of the General Council of José Marques da Silva Foundation Institute, member of the International Association of Art Critics (Portuguese section) and director of the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum, in Amarante. As a researcher he focuses on Portuguese architecture in general and Porto's architecture in particular. He specialises in the work of the architect Marques da Silva and painter Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso. His studies have been presented at a number of conferences and seminars. His national and international publications include: O Arquitecto José Marques da Silva e a Arquitectura no Norte do País na primeira metade do século XX [Architect José Marques da Silva and the Architecture in the North of the Country in the first half of the 20th century], (FAUP publications, 1997), and a collaboration in the Catalogue raisonné on the work of Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (FCG, 2008).