Italian Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico (July 10, 1888 – November 20, 1978) was a Greek-born Italian artist. In the years before World War I, he founded the scuola metafisica art movement, which profoundly influenced the surrealists. After 1919, he became interested in traditional painting techniques, and worked in a neoclassical or neo-Baroque style, while frequently revisiting the metaphysical themes of his earlier work. In this image: Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico stands in front of one of his paintings in his apartment in Rome, Italy on Feb. 12, 1955.

In the Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, you will find two works by de Chirico:

Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978)
Ritorno d’Autumno, 1969
Lithograph on GG paper, 46 x 59 cm.
Gift of Robert North in memory of Marion de Mauriac North ‘32

Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978)
Self-portrait, 1968
Lithograph, 34 x 25 cm.


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