Giorgio Morandi

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Birthday
20, 1890
Birthplace
Bologna, Italy
Death Date
Jun 18, 1964 (73)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
20, 1890
Birthplace
Bologna, Italy
Death Date
Jun 18, 1964 (73)

About

Best known for his still-life paintings of bottles, bowls, vases, landscapes, and flowers. Illustrated Vincenzo Cardarelli's "Il sole a picco" in 1929.

Before Fame

He studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna from 1907 until 1913. He taught himself how to sketch by studying Rembrandt.

Trivia

He painted two oil paintings that were selected by President Obama to be a part of the White House collection.

Family Life

He was born to Andrea Morandi and Maria Maccaferri who were residing in Bologna. He grew up with four siblings. The family moved around a great deal, even after his father died in 1909.

Associated With

He was influenced by Paul Cezanne, André Derain, and Pablo Picasso.