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Author: Rasmo, Nicolo Set In . . .
 Europe, Italy
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Description: [Annigoni, Pietro] Rasmo, Nicolo. Pietro Annigoni. Monograph presented by Nicolo Rasmo. First Edition. Florence, Edam Firenze, 1961. 227cm x 35cm. 29 pages text plus 145 pages of plates. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear (one corner slightly bumpoed only). From the collection of Margot Fonteyn - photographer and artist Keith Money, with his name in pencil on endpaper. (This monograph also shows Annigoni's portrait of Margot Fonteyn). Includes various Works from 1929 - 1959. Pietro Annigoni (7 June 1910 - 28 October 1988) was an Italian portrait and fresco painter, who became world famous after painting Queen Elizabeth II in 1956. Born in Milan in 1910, Annigoni was a painter who was influenced by the Italian Renaissance. From the end of the 1920s on, he lived mainly in Florence where he studied at the College of the Piarist Fathers. In 1927, he was admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where he attended the courses given by Felice Carena in painting, Giuseppe Graziosi in sculpture, and Celestino Celestini in etching. Annigoni enrolled in the nude class run by the Florentine Circolo degli Artisti, while attending the open class in the same subject at the Academy. Annigoni exhibited his work for the first time in Florence in 1930 with a group of painters. He had his first individual exhibition two years later, in 1932 at the Bellini Gallery in the Palazzo Ferroni. In 1932, journalist Ugo Ojetti featured Annigoni in the Arts section of the Corriere della Sera. Also in 1932, he won the Trentacoste prize. Annigoni was married to Anna Giuseppa Maggini in 1937 until her death of illness in July 1969. They had two children, Benedetto (1939) and Maria Ricciarda. In 1976 he married Rosella Segreto, also a favorite model of the artist. In May 1988, Annigoni had emergency surgery due to a perforated ulcer, and he did not recov..
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