Marini Marino




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Marino Marini was born in Pistoia on February 27, 1901 He enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence when he was only sixteen and began by studying drawing and painting; his first approach to sculpture dates from 1922
He moved to Milan in 1929 after being asked by Arturo Martini to become head of sculpture at the Villa Reale art school in Monza His first important sculpture, People, in terracotta, which revealed Marino’s talent to the public and critics, dates from the same year
In 1931 he carried out Ersilia, a sculpture in polychrome wood, which is considered one of his fundamental works; he then presented his first one-man show in Milan in 1932
He later participated at the Rome Quadrennial where his work first gained important recognition; he won first prize for sculpture at the Quadrennial in 1935

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