Lot #21071

Landscape in Green and Gray By Pompilio Mandelli

estimate: $3000 - $5000

starting price: $2000

closing price: $3000

Description: Signed and dated on lower right corner
technique: Oil on canvas
description: Signed and dated on lower right corner
Dimension: 75 x 100 cm
condition: Heavy soiling, 1cmx2mm of unravelled canvas
provenance: Gift of the artist to Mrs. Miriam Novitch
notes: Dedicated by the artist on the reverse "Donno del artiste Mandelli"
exhibition: Biennale Internazionale de Arte di Venezia, 1954; Bologne, 1957 (labels on the reverse).
biography

Pompilio Mandelli (1912-) Italian painter. He moved to Bologna in 1928, and attended the private school of Giuseppe Ragazzi, studying under George Morandi. In 1932 he was admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts and studied under Virgilio Guides. His trip to Paris exposed him to Impressionist influences. In 1948 he participated in the Venice Biennial. His works from the first half of the 195’s were characterized by Post-Cubist elements. In 1958 he held a solo exhibition at the Loggia, and later on he held other solo exhibitions in Parma, Venice and Teramo. From 1963 to 1978 he painted at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna, of which he also served as its director. In 1976 he had a retrospective exhibition in the Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia. The city of Bologna held a retrospective exhibition of his paintings in the Royal Palace in 1995.