Morandi, Giorgio

BORN 20 Jul 1890, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna - DIED 18 Jun 1964, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
GRAVE LOCATION Bologna, Emilia-Romagna: Cimitero monumentale della Certosa di Bologna, Via della Certosa 18 (left of the entrance to the wall)

Giorgio Morandi was the son of Andrea Morandi and Maria Maccaferri. He studied at the Academia di Belle Arti di Bologna from 1907 to 1913. In 1914 he was appointed instructor of drawing for elementary schools in Bologna and he held this position until 1929. In 1915 he entered the army, but after a breakdown he was discharged. After a flirt with Futurism in 1914 he worked in metaphysical style from 1918 to 1922. He exhibited at the Novecento Italiano exhibitions in 1926 and 1929. From 1930 to 1956 he was professor of etching at the Accademia di Belle Art.

In the 1920s he had sympathised with fascism, but in 1943 he was briefly arrested because of contacts with anti-Fascists. In 1948 he was awarded the first prize for painting at the Biennale in Venice. In 1956 he visited Paris for the first time in his life. He died of lung cancer in Bologna in 1964. The portrait on his tomb at the Certosa cemetery in Bologna was created by Giacomo Manzł.


The grave of Giorgio Morandi at the Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, Bologna.
Picture by Androom (10 Feb 2017)


Giorgio Morandi - Wikipedia

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Published: 15 Apr 2022
Last update: 25 Apr 2022