Andreotti, Libero

SCULPTOR, ILLUSTRATOR, CERAMICS ARTIST (ITALY)
BORN 18 Jun 1875, Pescia, Toscana - DIED 4 Apr 1933, Firenze, Toscana
GRAVE LOCATION Firenze, Toscana: Cimitero Monumentale delle Porte Sante

Libero Andreotti worked in a blacksmith's shop untill he was seventeen years old. He met the patron of the arts Alfredo Caselli and the poet Giovanni Pascoli in Lucca and they aroused his interest in art and culture. He obtained a job in a bookshop in Palermo and there he worked as an illustrator for "La battaglia".

After a while he returned to Florence where he continued his work as an illustrator and a ceramist. He moved to Milan where he created small scale sculptures. He visited Venice, where he particpated in the 7th Intenrational Art Exhibition, and then Paris.

Back in Italy he befriended the critic Ugo Ojetti. During the 1920s he received several large commissions, like the Monument to the Fallen of Saronno. He spent his last years in Florence, where he died in 1933.

Sources
Libero Andreotti - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Libero Andreotti at the Cimitero Monumentale delle Porte Sante, Firenze.
Picture by Androom (05 Feb 2011)

 


Andres, Stefan

Published: 3 Dec 2017
Last update: 3 Dec 2017