Carlo Servolini

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Carlo Servolini
Born 5 April 1876
Livorno, Kingdom of Italy
Died 12 September 1948
Collesalvetti, Italian Republic
Nationality Italian
Education Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze

Carlo Servolini (5 April 1876 – 12 September 1948) was an Italian artist from Livorno, in Tuscany. He worked in oils, water-colour, etching and lithography. He was the father of the wood engraver Luigi Servolini  (it ). [1]

Livorno Comune in Tuscany, Italy

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Servolini was born in Livorno on 5 April 1876. [2] He studied in Florence at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze and at the Scuola Professionale di Arti Decorative e Industriali (now the Liceo Artistico di Porta Romana  (it )), where he qualified as a teacher of drawing. [3] :146 He received help and advice from Guglielmo Micheli, a pupil of Giovanni Fattori, but did not become an imitator of the Macchiaiolo style. [2]

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Guglielmo Micheli Italian painter

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He exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia in 1936, 1940 and 1942; his work was shown in Argentina, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. [1]

Servolini died at Collesalvetti, in the province of Livorno, on 12 September 1948. [2] In 2006, the comune of Collesalvetti established the Pinacoteca Comunale Carlo Servolini, a public gallery which houses works by Servolini and his Tuscan contemporaries, and also stages temporary exhibitions. [4] [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 Carlo Servolini: 1876-1948 dipinti, acquarelli, incisioni (catalogue listing, in Italian). Milan: Silvana Editoriale. Archived March 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 Servolini, Carlo. Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Oxford Art Online. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Accessed March 2016. (subscription required)
  3. Francesco Tetro (editor) (2000). Galleria d'arte moderna e contemporanea di Latina: catalogo generale, Volume 2 (in Italian). [Latina]: Il Gabbiano.
  4. Cristiana Grasso (6 April 2012). Viaggio tra i tesori della pinacoteca Carlo Servolini (in Italian). Il Tirreno . Accessed March 2016.
  5. Pinacoteca Comunale C. Servolini (in Italian). Comune di Collesalvetti. Accessed March 2016.

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