Born in Leghorn, Italy in 1866, Guglielmo Micheli started studying art under Natale
Betti. Later he enrolled at the Scuola libera del nudo in Florence
directed by Giovanni Fattori, and became his favourite student. In 1891
he had his first exhibtion at the "Promotrice Fiorentina", in 1892
showed at the "Esposizione di Belle Arti" at Rome, and in 1895, still in
Rome, took part at the "Esposizione della Società Amatori e Cultori".
He lived in Leghorn from 1894 to 1906 where, from the ground
floor of Villa Baiocchi he set up and directed a school of design which
many local students attended, including Amedeo Modigliani, Llewelyn
Lloyd, Manlio Martinelli and Gino Romiti. Benvenuto Benvenuti, Oscar
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