(1888 - 1971)
Alberto Magnelli was active/lived in United States, Italy, France. Alberto Magnelli is known for geometric abstract painting, lithography, collage, concrete art.
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Biography Alberto Magnelli
Following is an exhibition review published online in The Brooklyn Rail, March 2006
by Stephanie Buhmann
Leonard Hutton Galleries, January 12-February 16, 2006
An autodidact, Alberto Magnelli (1888-1971) is often considered the first Italian abstract painter. Born in Florence and deeply inspired by Tuscany's abundant Renaissance treasures, he began painting in his mid-teens. Although he met the Futurists, including Boccioni, Marinetti and Carra, as early as 1911, Magnelli never identified with their ideals and remained an outsider within the Italian avant-garde. Rather, it was in Paris in 1913—after befriending Picasso, Gris, and Léger—that his work, based on simplified, heavily outlined shape
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