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Lucio Fontana

 (1899 - 1968)
Lucio Fontana was active/lived in France, Argentina, Italy.  Lucio Fontana is known for slashed canvas expressionist work, found object assemblage.

Lucio Fontana

Lucio Fontana (19 February 1899 - 7 September 1968) was an Italian-Argentinian painter and sculptor.  He was mostly known as the founder of Spatialism and his ties to Arte Povera.

Born in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina of Italian parents, Fontana spent the first years of his life in Italy and came back to Argentina in 1905, where he stayed until 1922, working as a sculptor along with his father, and then on his own.

In 1927 he returned to Italy and studied under the sculptor Adolfo Wildt, at Accademia di Brera from 1928 to 1930.  It was there where he presented his first exhibition in 1930, organized by the Milano art gallery Il Milione.  During the following decade he journeyed Italy and Fra  ...  Displaying 750 of 5025 characters.

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About  Lucio Fontana

Born:  1899 - Rosario Santa Fe, Argentina
Died:   1968 - Varese, Italy
Known for:  slashed canvas expressionist work, found object assemblage