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Schifano, Mario

Born: 1934 AD
Died: 1998 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Painters

1934 – He was born on the 20th day of September this year in Homs, Libya. He moved to Rome as a young child and lived there until his death. Early in his career he worked as a restorer, which led to his making his own paintings.


1959 – He had his first solo exhibition at the Galleria Appia Antica in Rome, followed at the Galleria La Tartaruga in 1961 and in 1963. He had made a lot of solo and group exhibition during his career.


1961 – By this year, he had signed a contract with Ileana Sonnabend and had shown collectively with Twombly and Rauschenberg.


1970 – Schifano began his "Passeaggio TV Series" in this year. Inspired by the technological chaos of the mass media image stream, Schifano filled his Trastevere studio with many television sets and photographed night traffic outside his window.


1998 – He died of heart attack on the 26th day of January this year in Rome Italy.