Carlo Carrà was an Italian painter and a leading figure of the Futurist* movement that flourished in Italy during the beginning of the 20th century. In addition to his many paintings, he wrote a number of books concerning art. He taught for many years in the city of Milan.
Carrà was born in Quargnento, near Alessandria (Piedmont). At the age of 12 he left home in order to work as a mural decorator.
In 1899–1900, Carrà was in Paris decorating pavilions at the Exposition Universelle*, where he became acquainted with contemporary French art. He then
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