historical research was carried out with documentary analysis and oral history aiming at describing the biography and reviewing the painting of veganin. luiz carlos de souza was born in 1950 in aimorés (mg) and at age of 16 years he was working in nursing at the santa casa de misericórdia in belo horizonte. with 20 years he was hospitalized in col？nia santa isabel and is now known as " veganin" . in col？nia worked in nursing, carpentry and painting. he painted in the style of pop art the tables's via sacra where shows the passion of christ with originality and social criticism. in his paintings he presents his resilience front of the disease and treatment. died in col？nia santa fé (mg) in 1997.