Savinio, Alberto

PAINTER, COMPOSER, WRITER (ITALY)
BORN 25 Aug 1891, Athene - DIED 5 May 1952, Roma
REAL NAME Chirico, Andrea Francesco Alberto de
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Monumentale del Verano, Piazzale del Verano, 1 (Vecchio reparto, section 26, row 1, number 50 (loculo))

Alberto Savinio was a brother of Giorgio de Chirico and his real name was Andrea de Chirico. He studied piano at the conservatory in Athens and went to Munich in 1906. There he was instructed by Max Reger. In 1911 he moved to Paris, where he met Picasso, Cocteau and Picabia. From 1914 onwards he used the pseudonym Alberto Saviono.

During the First World War he served in the Italian army. In 1926 he settled in Paris, where he dedicated himself to painting. From 1934 onwards he wrote for the Italian newspaper "La Stampa" and after the Second World War he worked for "Corriere della Sera". He also wrote plays that he directed himself.

Sources
Alberto Savinio - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Alberto Savinio at the Cimitero Monumentale al Verano, Rome.
Picture by Androom (24 Jan 2010)

 


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Published: 2 Apr 2017
Last update: 2 Apr 2017