Giorgio de Chirico

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Birthday
10, 1888
Birthplace
Volos, Greece
Death Date
Nov 20, 1978 (90)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1888
Birthplace
Volos, Greece
Death Date
Nov 20, 1978 (90)

About

Greek-Italian artist who founded the metaphysical art movement and also painted in Baroque and neoclassical styles.

Before Fame

He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he studied the work of Nietzsche and other philosophers.

Trivia

He moved to Paris in 1911 and sold his first painting, "The Red Tower," in 1913, following exhibitions at the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d'Automne.

Family Life

He was married twice: first to ballerina Raissa Gurievich and five years later to Isabella Pakszwer Far.

Associated With

His scuola metafisica movement greatly influenced the work of Rene Magritte and other surrealist painters.