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Giorgio De Chirico

 (1888 - 1978)
Giorgio De Chirico was active/lived in Italy, France, Greece.  Giorgio De Chirico is known for pre-surrealist painting.

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Giorgio De Chirico

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The following was written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher of Laguna Woods, California:

Giorgio de Chirico was born in 1888 in Volos, capital of the Greek province of Thessaly.  His parents were Italian, his mother a former operetta singer and his father a civil engineer who designed railroads in the province of Thessaly.  When his father died in 1905, his mother took him and his brother to Munich where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, where he became devoted to Nietzsche and art which disdained the real world for fantasy and dreams.  He was influenced by Max Klinger and especially the Swiss-German painter Arnold Bocklin.  In 1909 de Chirico moved to Florence and in 1911 t  ...  Displaying 750 of 4189 characters.




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About  Giorgio De Chirico

Born:  1888 - Volos, Greece
Died:   1978 - Rome, Italy
Known for:  pre-surrealist painting