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Libero Andreotti

Italian architect, stage designer and painter . After studying at the Scuola Reale Elisabettiana, an applied arts school in Rovereto, he joined the Futurist movement, headed locally by Fortunato Depero. After serving in World War I, he enrolled at the Scuola Superiore di Architettura del Politecnico, Milan, graduating in architecture in ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 11 November 1891, in Bergamo; died 21 August 1957, in Lugano (Ticino), Switzerland, or 27 August according to some sources.

Painter, draughtsman, architect, scenographer.

Futurism.

Mario Chiattone was the son of a painter and printer named Gabriele Chiattone, who collected works by the Lombard Divisionist painters and Umberto Boccioni. Mario Chiattone studied architecture at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Brera and the Scuola d'Arte Applicata e del Libro in Milan. He met Carrà, Boccioni, Romani and Dudreville and became friends with Sant'Elia, with whom he shared a studio and started working on architecture projects in ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Active also active in France and in Egypt.

Born 1910, in Igalo; died 5 August 2000, in Milan.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, architect, sculptor, decorative designer. Landscapes with figures, landscapes, architectural views. Stage sets, monuments, medals.

Futurism.

Crali was born in what is now called Croatia. Several months later, his family settled in Zara (now Zadar), where he lived until ...

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Bulgarian, 20th century, male.

Active in Italy.

Born 1901, in Kyustendil; died 1982, in Turin, Italy.

Painter, architect.

Futurism.

Nicolas Diulgherov lived in Turin from 1901. He adhered to the Futurist movement in 1926, and exhibited with them until 1938.

Diulgherov adopted the themes defined by Carrá and Boccioni, evident in works such as ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1890, in Ferrara; died 1972, in Appiano Gentile.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, illustrator. Mythological subjects, historical subjects, figures, portraits, nudes, landscapes, urban landscapes, architectural views. Murals, designs for mosaics, frescoes, church decoration.

Futurism, Novecento Italiano.

School of Milan.

Virgile Funi (known as Achille) studied at the Dosso Dossi Institute in Ferrara, then at the Brera Accademia di Belle Arti, in Milan, from 1906 to 1910, where he was a student of Tallone. In 1912, he founded the 'perifuturist' group ...

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Ester Coen and John Musgrove

Italian movement, literary in origin, that grew to embrace painting, sculpture, photography and architecture, which was launched by the publication on 20 February 1909 of ‘Le Futurisme’ by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in the Paris newspaper Le Figaro. Marinetti’s intention was to reject the past, to revolutionize culture and make it more modern. The new ideology of Futurism set itself with violent enthusiasm against the weighty inheritance of an art tied to the Italian cultural tradition and exalted the idea of an aesthetic generated by the modern myth of the machine and of speed....

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 21 January 1895, in Livorno; died 1 May 1960, in Rome.

Draughtsman, watercolourist, architect, scenographer, decorative designer, art theorist.

Futurism.

Virgilio Marchi studied architecture in Siena and Lucca and met the members of Nuove Tendenze in Milan. Drafted into the military in ...

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David Elliott

Russian poet, critic, graphic designer and painter of Georgian birth. Although best known as a poet and playwright he studied painting at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1911–14) and, as a member of the Futurist group Hylea, was a pioneer of what later became known as ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1898, in Florence; died 1976.

Painter. Figures, portraits, architectural views.

Futurism.

Ruggero Micaelles was a member of the Tuscan Futurist group alongside Marinetti. He worked in Italy and Paris. Micaelles took part in group exhibitions, among them the first Rome Quadriennale of ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1907, in Milan; died 29 September 1998, in Milan.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator, designer, architect, writer. Mosaics, monuments (fountains).

Futurism.

MAC (Movimento Arte Concreta).

Bruno Munari was self-taught and began working as a graphic artist in 1925, producing illustrations for many magazines under the pseudonym ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1909, in Turin; died 1972, in Rome.

Painter.

Futurism.

Oriani initially studied architecture before abandoning it for painting. In 1927, with the help of Fillia (Luigi Colombo), he met the Turin-based Futurist group of artists, with whom he exhibited from 1928 to 1938...

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Piero Pacini

Italian painter, decorative artist, stage designer, architect, sculptor and writer. He studied at Lucca, Turin and Rome, where he briefly attended the Accademia di Belle Arti, and his work earned the appreciation of his teacher Duilio Cambellotti (b 1876). In 1912 he joined the studio of ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Draughtsman.

An architect by calling and responsible for Dodoma, the capital of Tanzania, James Rossant has subsequently made sets of drawings of futuristic towns where his love of perspective predominates. He has had solo exhibitions in Paris, notably Cities in the Countryside. Drawings...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 30 April 1888, in Como; died 10 October 1916, in Monte Zebio sul Carso, on the front.

Draughtsman, architect.

Futurism.

Antonio Sant'Elia settled in Milan and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of the Brera from 1909 to 1911...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Active also active in Switzerland.

Born 1901, in Turin; died 1998, in Cossonay-Ville (Lausanne).

Painter (gouache), draughtsman, watercolourist, screen printer, architect, art critic.

Futurism.

Alberto Sartoris studied at the School of Fine Arts in Geneva from 1916 to 1919, then at Turin ...

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Emily Braun

Italian painter, sculptor, architect, stage designer and illustrator. He was brought up in Rome where his family moved in 1886. In 1902 Sironi enrolled in the Engineering Faculty of the University of Rome, but after a long illness abandoned his studies to devote himself to painting. In ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1880, in Destelbergen; died 1961, in Duffel.

Painter. Figures, genre scenes, interiors with figures, rustic scenes, scenes with figures, architectural views, still-lifes.

Futurism, Constructivism.

Prosper de Troyer was a student at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Oostakker, and at the Académie in Mechelen....

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Dutch, 20th century, male.

Born 7 March 1900, in Amsterdam; died 1983, in Amsterdam.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Figures, scenes with figures, urban landscapes, architectural views.

Constructivism, Futurism, Symbolism, Magic Realism.

Carel Willink studied architecture at the royal institute of engineering in Delft between 1918 and 1920. He then went on to study under Hans Baluschek in Berlin, living there between 1920 and 1923 and mixing with members of ...