Hely Lima was born in Salvador, state of Bahia, Brazil's oldest city. He moved to Rio de Janeiro to attend university. Then he began working for Paramount Films as an ad and poster designer. Soon he established his own studio, working for clients like J. Arthur Rank, Varig Airlines and British United Airways. He created posters for Argentinean film director Carlos Hugo Christensen, with whom he learned the craft of movie making.

Mr Lima made a short experimental film which won first prize at a university-sponsored film festival. He quickly became an expert at creating trailers for the Brazilian market for J. Arthur Rank Films. His bold style created some friction with the repressive, conservative military government, and he moved to Paris briefly before coming to New York in 1972.



1974-Fabian Gallery- NYC
1976-Fabian Gallery- NYC
1978-Fabian Gallery- NYC
1980-Fabian Gallery-NYC
1980-Zoma Gallery-NYC
1980-Galerie Jean-Pierre Lavignes-PARIS
1981-Zoma Gallery-NYC
1982-Galerie Jean-Pi
erre Lavignes-PARIS

1982-Futura Gallery- Stockholm- SWEDEN

1982-Zoma Gallery -NYC
1983-Zoma Gallery-NYC
1984-Seibu Gallery- TOKYO
1984-Duke University-N.CAROLINA
1985-Municipal Art Society-NYC
1986-Uptown Gallery-NYC
1988-Uptown Gallery-NYC
1990-Uptown Gallery-NYC
1992-Uptown Gallery-NYC

1995-Galerie Jerome de Noirmont- Paris

1996-Uptown Gallery-NYC
1998-Uptown Gallery-NYC
1999-The New-York Historical Society
2000-The New-York Historical Society

2001-Uptown Gallery- NYC

2002-Uptown Gallery- NYC

2003- Uptown Gallery-NYC

2004-Uptown Gallery-NYC

2005-Uptown Gallery-NYC

2006-Uptown Gallery-NYC

2007-Uptown Gallery- NYC

2008-Uptown Gallery-NYC

2009- Summa Gallery-NYC

2010- Gallery 71- NYC

In addition to shows at the above galleries,
art dealers from Japan, Venezulea, Spain, Sweden and Italy have sold his works.

Hester Street (Detail)
All About King