Bona Tibertelli de Pisis-Pieyre de Mandiargues
(1926 - 2000)
Bona Tibertelli de Pisis Pieyre de Mandiargues is known for painting.
Biography Bona Tibertelli de Pisis-Pieyre de Mandiargues
Bona Tibertelli de Pisis—aka Bona—was born in Rome in 1926. She described herself as an “ignorant autodidact,” but it was her uncle, metaphysical painter Filippo de Pisis, who introduced her to painting. She received exceptional training at the Atelier d’Art Venturi in Modena and then at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Venise. She met poet and future husband André Pieyre de Mandiargues in Paris in 1947. De Mandiargues introduced her to André Breton and the Surrealists. She showed her work in 1952 at the Berggruen Gallery, then at a 1953 show in Milan. She participated in the 1953 Surrealist Exhibition at the l’Etoile Scellée gallery and the International Surrealist Exhibitions in Paris in 1959 and 1960. In 1958, the artist departed from figu
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