José de Almada Negreiros (São Tomé and Príncipe, 1893–Lisbon, 1970) was a multifaceted artist mainly dedicated to visual arts (drawing, painting, etc.) and writing (novels, poetry, essay, playwriting), occupying a central position in the first generation of modernist artists. He had an especially active role in the first modernist avant-garde, with an important contribution to Orpheu magazine’s group dynamics. A controvesial figure, his action was essential in the futurist movement in Portugal. His public intervention and work continued through several decades. He was in Paris, even though for a short period, and lived many years in Madrid before his return to Portugal.