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Emilio Vedova

 (1919 - 2006)
Emilio Vedova was active/lived in Italy.  Emilio Vedova is known for abstract paintings.

Emilio Vedova

Biography from the Archives of askART

A founding member of Fronte Nuovo delle Arti, an Italian abstract art movement, Emilio Vedova was born in Venice.  He was "known for his sweeping, energetic abstract works."  In 1960, he received a grand prize at the Venice Biennale.  He was also Diorector in Salzburg, Austria from 1965 to 1969 of the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts.

Editors, "International News", ARTnews, January 2007

Biography from Auctionata
Born in 1919 in Venice, the Italian painter Emilio Vedova became a member of the artist group Corrente during World War II.  During the Post War era, he played a key role for the artist movement in Italy.  In 1947, Vedova took part for the first time at the Biennale in Venice, 1955 at the documenta I, and 1959 at documenta II in Kassel.

In 1960, the artist was awarded the Great Venice Biennale Price, in 1990 the Antonio-Feltrinelli Reward.  Emilio Vedova’s works can be found in international institutions, such as the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Venice, and at the Gallerie Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Turin.  Vedova died in 2006.(fea)

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About  Emilio Vedova

Born:  1919 - Venice, Italy
Died:   2006 - Venice
Known for:  abstract paintings