Schifano Mario





HOMS (LIBIA) 1934 – ROMA 1998


He was born on 20 September 1934 in Homs, Libya, where his father, an archaeologist,  was in charge of the Leptis Magna excavations

After his family moved to Rome, the young Schifano worked firstly as a shop assistant and then he joined his father, an archaeologist/restorer at the Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia In the meantime, he began painting
His early works were in the Art Informel style – canvases with thick impasto and highly gestural technique
He had his first solo exhibition in 1959 in the Galleria Appia Antica, Rome, and the following year he took part in the Five Roman Painters collective exhibition at the Galleria La Salita, curated by Pierre Restany: Angeli, Festa, Lo Savio, Schifano and Uncini were the five
At that time, Schifano’s painting underwent a somewhat radical shift

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