Manuel Cargaleiro is represented at the Center of Modern Art - Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon) as one of the artists chosen to be part of the permanent exhibition, displaying several works. Beyond ceramics, Cargaleiro, with a career spanning more than 60 years, has distinguished in painting, engraving and tapestry. His painting, sometimes compartmentalized, with reminiscences of tile in the flickering light, is some how extent influenced by Vieira da Silva, but without losing its originality.