Celso Mangucci was born in São Paulo. He graduated from the University of Campinas, in Anthropology. Resident for many years in Portugal, he specialized in the history of Portuguese tiles, with monographic texts dedicated to the study of Lisbon potteries production, on the tile painter Valentim de Almeida and the master tiler Bartolomeu Antunes. He also collaborated with the National Azulejo Museum in exhibitions dedicated to the 17th-century tiles and the presence of chinoiserie in Portuguese ceramics, and with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in the project for the reissue of the book Azulejaria em Portugal no século XVIII, by João Miguel dos Santos Simões. He is a guest researcher at the Centre for Art History and Artistic Research (CHAIA) at the Universidade of Évora and the Rede de Investigação em Azulejo (School of Arts and Humanities, Universidade de Lisboa). Currently, he is preparing his Ph.D. thesis on the Baroque tiles of the Jesuit colleges, with a fellowship of the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT).