Marino Marini

Born on February 27, 1901 in Pistoia, Italy, he went on to study painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, but turned to sculpture soon after graduating. In 1936, he received the Prize of the Quadriennale of Rome and his work was included in group survey of Italian art at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Marino was later given a solo exhibition by Curt Valentin Gallery in 1950, where the artist befriended Alexander Calder and Jean Arp. Marini died on August 6, 1980 in Viareggio, Italy, and the Marino Marini Museum dedicated to his oeuvre opened in Florence in 1988.


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