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The Italian expressionist artist Marino Marini was born on February 27, 1901, in the Tuscan town called Pistoia. He began his artistic journey as he started attending the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence in the year 1917. He explored art through various means and mediums. Soon he took to sculptures, though he actually never abandoned painting. Marini devoted his creative spirit primarily to his artistic practice of sculpting since around 1922.\n\nOFFICES\nNEW YORK\ngeneralinfo@artinfo.com\nPlease visit here for more details : http://www.blouinartinfo.com/artists/marino-marini-2458

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journey of an italian sculptor marino marini

Journey of an Italian Sculptor— Marino Marini

The Italian expressionist artist Marino Marini was born on February 27, 1901, in the Tuscan town called Pistoia. He began his artistic journey as he started attending the Accademiadi Belle Arti in Florence in the year 1917. He explored art through various means and mediums. Soon he took to sculptures, though he actually never abandoned painting. Marini devoted his creative spirit primarily to his artistic practice of sculpting since around 1922. This period marks as a very important stage of his artistic journey as this was the period when his works started becoming influenced by Etruscan art which later on went about shaping his own journey and making him the kind of artist that he was. Explore the Etruscan art created by the prodigal Italian artist Marino Marini. Buy online exclusive Marino Marini art.

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Journey of an Italian Sculptor— Marino Marini

During the same time, back in 1922 Marini was also influenced by the sculptural works of Arturo Martini. Interestingly, Marini succeeded Martini in 1929, in the position at the Scuolad'Artedi Villa Reale in Monza, near Milan. Marini continued with his position till 1940s and slowly rose to success. During this time he was often travelling to European countries and he frequented Paris. His journey in the Parisian art circuit has associated him with some of the prodigal French painters including Massimo Campigli, Alberto Magnelli, Giorgio de Chirico and FilippoTibertelli de Pisis.

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Journey of an Italian Sculptor— Marino Marini

In the year 1936 Marino Marini moved to Tenero-Locarno which is situated in the Ticino canton in Switzerland. This was significant in his creative journey as during the next few years Marini will be often visiting Zurich and Basel which would create an exciting friendship between the noble minds of creativity in the contemporary time. Marino would become a dear friend of Germaine Richier, Alberto Giacometti and Fritz Wotruba. Nonetheless, 1936 is extraordinary in Marino’s life also because in the same year he was awarded the Prize of the Quadriennale of Rome. In the year 1940s, Marino joined a professorship in sculpture at the Accademiadi Belle ArtidiBrera, Milan.

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Journey of an Italian Sculptor— Marino Marini

1950s was especially important for Marino Marini as Curt Valentin showcased a special exhibition dedicated to his art at Buchholz Gallery in New York. During this same occasion Marini met Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Max Beckmann, Jacques Lipchitz and Lyonel Feininger. On his way back to Europe he stopped at London for another solo show of his works organized at the Hanover Gallery where he met Henry Moore. In 1951 his artistic journey started seeing a rapid upheaval with his exhibition travelling from the Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover through the Kunstverein in Hamburg and the HausderKunst in Munich.

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Journey of an Italian Sculptor— Marino Marini

In the year 1952 he had been awarded the Grand Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale followed by another prestigious award in 1954, titled, Feltrinelli Prize at the AccademiadeiLincei in Rome. His success followed him through the two retrospectives one in Kunsthaus Zürich in 1962 and the other one at the Palazzo Venezia in Rome in 1966. The Galleria d'ArteModerna in Milan included his work as part of their permanent installation and opened it up for public viewing. Till his death in 1980s Martini had some more showss including one in 1978 at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. Explore the life and journey of Marino Marini, buy his arts, paintings, sculptures and books online.

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