Gianni Dova was born in Rome on 8 January 1925, from a father of Piedmontese origin and a German mother, and he began studying at the Jesuit College of San Leone Magno.
When he was 16 he moved with his family to Milan, where he attended the Brera Art School with the intention of moving on to the Faculty of Architecture at the Polytechnic.
During the war, he was part of the bohemian environment that had developed around the Brera Academy; he knew and frequented the artists who met in literary cafes and whose reference point was the newspaper 'Corrente', published by Ernesto Treccani.
In 1945 he married Maria Grazia della Valle and enrolled at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts.
He adheres to the Realist Manifesto and, with his colleagues Renato Guttuso, Emilio Vedova, Renato Birolli, Ennio Morlotti, Bruno Cassinari and Giuseppe Migneco, he considered 'Guernica', the work of Pablo Picasso, as a symbol of the artists' struggle against the barbarity of war.
- Gianni Dova
- Title of artwork
- Alle isole Lofoten
- Hand signed
- Image size
- 35×50 cm
- Sold with frame