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Boccioni, Umberto

Born: 1882 AD
Died: 1916 AD

Italian Futurist painter, sculptor, and art theorist


1901 – Studied art through the Scuola Libera del Nudo at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome.


         – Visited the Famiglia Artistica, a society for artists in Milan.


1906 – Boccioni studied Impressionist and Post-Impressionist styles in Paris.


1906-1907 – He took drawing classes at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice.


1907 – Became acquainted with fellow Futurists including the famous poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.


1910 – His first solo exhibition was held at the Galleria Ca’ Pesaro in Venice.


1912 – Boccioni shifted to sculpture and published his Manifesto of Futurist Sculpters.


         – He visited various studios in Paris.


         – Exhibited some paintings together with other Italian futurists at the Bernheim-Jeune.


1913 – He returned to show his sculptures at the Gallerie La Boetie.


        – Boccioni works include the bronze sculpture, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space.


1914 – Published Pittura e scultura futuriste (dinamismo plastico).


1916 – Umberto Boccioni died on 16th of August.