Monday, 16 November 2009

Mario Tozzi (1895 - 1979)

"Rue de Rennes, Paris" 1920

"Embarcadero" 1920

"The Morning Toilet" 1922

"Paysans" 1925

"Nudi" 1925

"Interior with head of a woman" 1926

"Woman contemplating" 1926

"Ritratto di mia moglie"

"Painter and model"

"The basque bonnet"

"Mirage" 1929

"The Child" 1929

"Spring figures on a balcony" 1930

"The sculptor's easel" 1931

"Portrait of Cecilie Rousseau" 1947

"La Grande Piazza" 1962

"Draughts" 1962

"Pensierosa" 1964

From 1913 Tozzi was a student at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna, where he was taught by the Italian painters Augusto Majani and Aleardo Terzi. His fellow students included Giorgio Morandi and Osvaldo Licini. In 1919, after fighting at the front during World War I, he married a French woman and moved to Paris. In 1922 he exhibited at the Salon d'Automne and in 1923 at the Salon des Indépendants. He appears at this date to have been fully integrated in the Parisian art world and in particular with the group that met at the Café du Dome, which included Massimo Campigli, Alberto Giacometti, Amédée Ozenfant, Le Corbusier, Alberto Magnelli, Ossip Zadkine, Max Jacob and Leonor Fini.


Joanne Licsko said...

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Campbell Jane said...

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