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Edmondo Bacci

 (1913 - 1978)
Edmondo Bacci was active/lived in Italy.  Edmondo Bacci is known for abstract, non-Objective.

Edmondo Bacci

Biography from Auctionata

Edmondo Bacci studied in his native city of Venice at the Accademia di Belle Arti between 1932 and 1937 where he later became a lecturer himself.  Bacci is known for his series of paintings like the ‘Pesaggi’, the ‘Fabbriche’ and later the ‘Avvenimenti’. In 1953 he joined the artistic movement of the Movimento Spaziale and participated in all the exhibitions of Spazialismo in Italy and abroad.  His abstract paintings in bright colors create a spatial impression by means of light and shadow.  From 1948 on Bacci participated in the Venice Biennale, in 1958, he even got his own room there.

Biography from Bruce Palmer Galleries
Edmondo Bacci was born on July 11, 1913, in Venice, Italy.  He studied with Ettore Tiro and Virgilio Guidi at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice from 1932 to 1937. His first solo exhibition was held at the Galleria del Cavallino in Venice in 1945. In 1948 he participated in the Venice Biennale for the first of many times. Bacci was included in the first Genoa Biennale in 1951 and in an exhibition of the Movimento Spaziale, the group founded by Lucio Fontana, held in Venice in 1953. He contributed regularly to Spazialismo exhibitions thereafter, among them Espacialismo at the Galeria Bonino in Buenos Aires in 1966.

From the mid-1950s Bacci received support from Peggy Guggenheim.  An important solo exhibition of Bacci work took place at the Galleria del Cavallino in 1955.  His first solo show in the United States occurred at the Seventy-Five Gallery in New York the following year.  Solo exhibitions of his work were held also at the Galleria del Naviglio, Milan, the Galleria d'Arte Selecta, Rome, and the Galleria "La Cittadella in Ascona, Switzerland, all in 1957. That same year he participated in Between Space and Earth at the Marlborough Gallery in London.

Bacci was accorded a separate room at the Venice Biennale of 1958, and he received a Prize of the Municipality of Venice at the Terza biennale dell'incisione italiana contemporanea in Venice in 1959. He was given shows at the Drian Gallery in London in 1961 and at the Frank Perls Gallery in Beverly Hills the following year. In 1961 he also participated in Neue italienische Kunst at Galerie 59 in Aschaffenburg.  He executed lithographs to accompany a poem by Guido Ballo, Il ciè-lo Kàinos, in 1972. Bacci died on October 16, 1978, in Venice.

Written by Lucy Flint Gohlke. Work in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection:

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About  Edmondo Bacci

Born:  1913 - Venice, Italy
Died:   1978 - Venice, Italy
Known for:  abstract, non-Objective