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Fausto Melotti

 (1901 - 1986)
Fausto Melotti was active/lived in Italy.  Fausto Melotti is known for constructions, wire sculpture, abstraction.

Fausto Melotti

The following text is from The New York Times.

"Italian Sculptor Attuned to the Harmonic Occupation of Space"
By Karen Rosenberg, May 8, 2008

Moving freely among plaster, ceramics and metal, the Italian artist Fausto Melotti (1901-1986) defied the convention of the sculptor invested in a single medium. His work has been linked to the cagelike Surrealist constructions of Alberto Giacometti, the early wire sculptures of Lucio Fontana, the paintings of Giorgio de Chirico and even the playful mobiles of Alexander Calder.

Melottiā€™s art has appeared sporadically in group shows of Italian sculpture, but he has never had a solo exhibition in New York. The first major Melotti retrospective in this country, organized b  ...  Displaying 750 of 5895 characters.

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About  Fausto Melotti

Born:  1901 - Rovereto, Italy
Died:   1986 - Milan, Italy
Known for:  constructions, wire sculpture, abstraction