Artist colourizes portraits and detailed images, taken from various historical periods.


Marina Amaral is a Brazilian artist known for her colorizations of historical black and white photographs. The 21-year-old artist can spend anywhere from a few hours to several months retouching each image in Photoshop.

She started to restore and put color into photos that were originally black and white, allowing people to see history from a new and colorful perspective. Each photo is made to be realistic by recognizing the value behind each one of them, respecting and preserving their stories, paying attention to the finer details and maintaining their original essence.

Every completed work has gone through long and in depth research, and is supported by the opinions of experts in each particular area if necessary, to faithfully reproduce the original colors and atmosphere.

Winston Churchill pictured
Winston Churchill, before and after Marina’s work
Lee Harvey Oswald
Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who assassinated JFK
Lewis Powell
Lewis Powell, a man involved in the plot to assassinate Lincoln
Hitler with some of his SS-Begleitkommando guards at the Wolf’s Lair in East Prussia
Hitler with some of his SS-Begleitkommando guards at the Wolf’s Lair in East Prussia
LBJ Meeting with civil rights leaders in the Oval Office, 1964.
LBJ meeting with civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King, in the Oval Office, 1964
restored photo marina amaralDwight D. Eisenhower
historic picture retouchingFrench soldiers during WWI
photo restorationFrench soldiers during WWI
historic picture retouchingMassaponax Church, Va. “Council of War.” 1864 May 21
image restoration

Massaponax Church, Va. “Council of War.” 1864 May 21

Historic Pictures Restored in ColorOmaha Beach landing

photo restoration

Omaha Beach landing

Historic Pictures Restored in ColorBody of Confederate sharpshooter, 1863

photo restoration

Body of Confederate sharpshooter, 1863

Historic Pictures Restored in ColorLynn D. “Buck” Compton, Band of Brothers

colorized black and white photoSenator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy, 1953

colorized black and white photoAlbert Einstein

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