After receiving his primary education in Leghorn, Francesco Fanelli enrolled in
the Art Institut "A. Passaglia" of Lucca, where he studied from 1893 to
1897 under the guidance of Michele Marcucci and Luigi Norfini. After
1886 he took part in the circle of the young Leghorn painters, who were
gathered around Silvestro Lega and, in Florence, he attended the
meetings at the Trattoria Volturno of San Gallo Street, which, according
to Signorini's evidence, was decorated by him with landscapes,
portraits and animal shapes painted on the walls.
He participated in the discussion about the modern Tuscan painting
and the necessity to modify the "macchia" in an impressionist direction;
his painting however didn't un
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