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Alberto Magnelli

 (1888 - 1971)
Alberto Magnelli was active/lived in United States, Italy, France.  Alberto Magnelli is known for geometric abstract painting, lithography, collage, concrete art.

Alberto Magnelli

Following is an exhibition review published online in The Brooklyn Rail, March 2006

Alberto Magnelli
by Stephanie Buhmann
Leonard Hutton Galleries, January 12-February 16, 2006

An autodidact, Alberto Magnelli (1888-1971) is often considered the first Italian abstract painter. Born in Florence and deeply inspired by Tuscany's abundant Renaissance treasures, he began painting in his mid-teens. Although he met the Futurists, including Boccioni, Marinetti and Carra, as early as 1911, Magnelli never identified with their ideals and remained an outsider within the Italian avant-garde. Rather, it was in Paris in 1913—after befriending Picasso, Gris, and Léger—that his work, based on simplified, heavily outlined shape  ...  Displaying 750 of 4914 characters.

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About  Alberto Magnelli

Born:  1888 - Florence, Italy
Died:   1971 - Meudon, Paris, France
Known for:  geometric abstract painting, lithography, collage, concrete art