Gianni Dova - Alle isole Lofoten

Description
Gianni Dova - Alle isole Lofoten
Etching - Hand signed - 92/125

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.

Lot details
Artist
Gianni Dova
Title of artwork
Alle isole Lofoten
Technique
Etching
Signature
Hand signed
Period
1970-1979
Edition
92/125
Condition
Used
Image size
35×50 cm
Sold with frame
No
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