(1892 - 1960)
Fortunato Depero was active/lived in New York, Connecticut / Italy. Fortunato Depero is known for futurist painting, sculpture, graphic and stage-set design.
Biography Fortunato Depero
Fortunato Depero (March 30, 1892 – November 29, 1960) was an Italian futurist painter, writer, sculptor and graphic designer. Although born in Fondo or in the neighboring village of Malosco, according to other sources (in the Italian Trentino region), Depero grew up in Rovereto and it was here he first began exhibiting his works, while serving as an apprentice to a marble worker.
It was on a 1913 trip to Florence that he discovered a copy of the paper Lacerba and an article by one of the founders of the futurism movement, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Depero was inspired, and in 1914 moved to Rome and met fellow futurist Giacomo Balla. It was with Balla in 1915 that he wrote the manifesto Ricostruzione futurista dell’universo ("
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