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 Giorgio De Chirico  (1888 - 1978)

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Lived/Active: Italy/France/Greece      Known for: pre-surrealist painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Giorgio De Chirico
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Birth
1888 (Volos, Greece)
 
Death
1978 (Rome, Italy)

Lived/Active
Italy/France/Greece


Self portrait - ‘Autoritratto’ (Self-portait)


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pre-surrealist painting

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The following was written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher of Laguna Woods, California:

Giorgio de Chirico was born in 1888 in Volos, capital of the Greek province of Thessaly.  His parents were Italian, his mother a former operetta singer and his father a civil engineer who designed railroads in the province of Thessaly.  When his father died in 1905, his mother took him and his brother to Munich where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, wher (showing 500 of 4189 characters).




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