Alberto Magnelli, Italian (1888 - 1971)

Alberto Magnelli

   Italian Futurist painter. He studied Cubism in Paris in 1913 - 14 but later turned to abstraction, influenced by Pittura Metafisica. From 1933 he lived in Paris, painting abstracts and became a member of Abstraction-Creation. After the war he became prominent in the production of structured abstract painting with outlined geometrical forms, when Art informel was prevalent. Major exhibitions: 1950 Venice Biennale, 1963 Zurich and Paris in 1968.

Alberto Magnelli was born on July 1, 1888, in Florence. At the age of 26, Magnelli went to Paris. There he met Pablo Picasso and Fernand Léger, among others, and studied the works of other famous painters. As a painter, Magnelli was self-taught, later focusing intensively on abstract painting and mastering his style and skills. In 1955 and 1959, Magnelli took part in the documenta in Kassel. The painter died on April 20, 1971, in Meudon.

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