Art: Senhor Robin Hood

Everybody in Brazil knows about Francisco de Assis Chateaubriand Bandeira de Mello, or just plain "Chato." To some, Chato, a 63-year-old human tornado, is "a pirate from Paraiba" (his home state) ; to others he is the "only man in Brazil who gets things done." The boss of 28 newspapers, 19 radio stations, five magazines and two TV stations (TIME, June 8, 1953), Chato has channeled his efforts into every field, from organizing free milk stations to setting up Sao Paulo's first art museum.

In seven years, Chato has made Sao Paulo's Museum of Art one of the finest in the world....

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