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Mino Maccari (1898-1989) - Passeggiatrici

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Mino Maccari (Siena, 1989-Rome, 1989) , Passeggiatrici, 1960s, watercolor on paper 29x25 cm, signed lower left. Provenance: studio of the master Mino Maccari. Good condition, no damage, no restoration, patina due to age, slightly faded but legible signature, no frame. Our gallery organized 5 personal exhibitions (including 2 anthologies) of Maccari from 1969 to the date of his death.
Inventory code: G429.
Biography of Mino Maccari:
Mino Maccari was born in Siena in 1898. At nineteen he participated in the Great War as a field artillery officer. Returning to Siena in 1920, he graduated in law and began working at the lawyer's office. Dini in Colle Val d'Elsa. His first attempts at painting and engraving date back to these years. Maccari's public debut was with the Labronico Group. In 1922 he took part in the "March on Rome". In 1924 he was called by Angiolo Bencini to take care of the printing of "Il Selvaggio", where his first engravings appeared; in 1926 he abandoned the legal profession and took over the management until 1942. In 1925 the editorial staff of the "Selvaggio" moved to Florence and among its collaborators it included Ardengo Soffici, Ottone Rosai and Achille Lega. In 1927 Maccari took part in the II International Exhibition of Modern Engraving and the III Exhibition of the Tuscan Drawing Arts Union. The following year he was present at the XVI Venice Biennale. In 1929 "Il Selvaggio" moved to Siena and Maccari exhibited drypoints at the II Mostra del Novecento Italiano in Milan. At the beginning of the 1930s he was chief editor of the "Stampa" of Turin, alongside the director Malaparte. In 1931 he participated in the 1st Quadrennial in Rome (where he was again in 1951 and 1955) . In 1932 "Il Selvaggio" moved to Rome. In 1938 he was invited to the XXI Venice Biennale with a personal room, collaborated on Longanesi's "Omnibus" and held a personal exhibition at the Arcobaleno in Venice. In 1943 he exhibited at a solo exhibition at Palazzo Massimo in Rome and at the Mostra Dux at Cinquale in Montignoso. In 1948 he was again at the Venice Biennale where he was awarded the international prize for engraving (he was also there in 1950, 1952, 1960, 1962) . At the end of the 1940s he began his collaboration with the liberal magazine "Il Mondo", directed by Pannunzio, which ended in 1963. In 1955 he was at the Sao Paulo Biennial (Brazil) . In 1962 he was entrusted with the presidency of the Accademia dei Lincei. Then in 1963 he held a personal exhibition in New York at Gallery 63 and in 1967 he participated in the "Exhibition of Modern Art in Italy 1915-1935", held in Florence at Palazzo Strozzi. A series of personal exhibitions and international graphics exhibitions followed, including that of 1977 in Siena, where a solo show was dedicated to him at Palazzo Pubblico. He died in 1989 in Rome. He collaborated for 30 years with the Piero Della Francesca Art Gallery, which organized 5 of his personal exhibitions (2 of which were anthological) , as well as various collective and thematic exhibitions in which Maccari participated with his irreverent and explosive art.

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Mino Maccari (Siena, 1989-Rome, 1989) , Passeggiatrici, 1960s, watercolor on paper 29x25 cm, signed lower left. Provenance: studio of the master Mino Maccari. Good condition, no damage, no restoration, patina due to age, slightly faded but legible signature, no frame. Our gallery organized 5 personal exhibitions (including 2 anthologies) of Maccari from 1969 to the date of his death.
Inventory code: G429.
Biography of Mino Maccari:
Mino Maccari was born in Siena in 1898. At nineteen he participated in the Great War as a field artillery officer. Returning to Siena in 1920, he graduated in law and began working at the lawyer's office. Dini in Colle Val d'Elsa. His first attempts at painting and engraving date back to these years. Maccari's public debut was with the Labronico Group. In 1922 he took part in the "March on Rome". In 1924 he was called by Angiolo Bencini to take care of the printing of "Il Selvaggio", where his first engravings appeared; in 1926 he abandoned the legal profession and took over the management until 1942. In 1925 the editorial staff of the "Selvaggio" moved to Florence and among its collaborators it included Ardengo Soffici, Ottone Rosai and Achille Lega. In 1927 Maccari took part in the II International Exhibition of Modern Engraving and the III Exhibition of the Tuscan Drawing Arts Union. The following year he was present at the XVI Venice Biennale. In 1929 "Il Selvaggio" moved to Siena and Maccari exhibited drypoints at the II Mostra del Novecento Italiano in Milan. At the beginning of the 1930s he was chief editor of the "Stampa" of Turin, alongside the director Malaparte. In 1931 he participated in the 1st Quadrennial in Rome (where he was again in 1951 and 1955) . In 1932 "Il Selvaggio" moved to Rome. In 1938 he was invited to the XXI Venice Biennale with a personal room, collaborated on Longanesi's "Omnibus" and held a personal exhibition at the Arcobaleno in Venice. In 1943 he exhibited at a solo exhibition at Palazzo Massimo in Rome and at the Mostra Dux at Cinquale in Montignoso. In 1948 he was again at the Venice Biennale where he was awarded the international prize for engraving (he was also there in 1950, 1952, 1960, 1962) . At the end of the 1940s he began his collaboration with the liberal magazine "Il Mondo", directed by Pannunzio, which ended in 1963. In 1955 he was at the Sao Paulo Biennial (Brazil) . In 1962 he was entrusted with the presidency of the Accademia dei Lincei. Then in 1963 he held a personal exhibition in New York at Gallery 63 and in 1967 he participated in the "Exhibition of Modern Art in Italy 1915-1935", held in Florence at Palazzo Strozzi. A series of personal exhibitions and international graphics exhibitions followed, including that of 1977 in Siena, where a solo show was dedicated to him at Palazzo Pubblico. He died in 1989 in Rome. He collaborated for 30 years with the Piero Della Francesca Art Gallery, which organized 5 of his personal exhibitions (2 of which were anthological) , as well as various collective and thematic exhibitions in which Maccari participated with his irreverent and explosive art.

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