(1896 - 1988)
Alfredo Volpi was active/lived in Brazil. Alfredo Volpi is known for landscape, religious and cultural genre tempera painting.
Biography Alfredo Volpi
Son of humble Italian immigrants, Alfredo Volpi arrived in Brazil
before turning two years old. He settled in São Paulo and lived
in the district of Cambuci for many years. He started his
professional and artistic life as a wall decorator and became one of
the most renowned Brazilian artists.
Introspective and of few
words, he did not finish elementary school. He used to say: "(…) I have
never joined any movement. (...) I started making ink blots. (...) To
tell the truth I did not even know what impressionism meant. I just
wanted to paint". These statements explain aspects of his life and work.
of the significant Volpi collection MAC USP was donated by collector
Theon Spanudis, one of the first peopl
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