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Born in 1925 in Lucca, Italy
Died in 2015 in Empoli, Italy

Arturo Carmassi studied at Fontanesi’s School of Landscape and at the Accademia Albertina in Turin. Influenced by cubism, he moved to Paris before setting off for Milan. Diverging from the traditions of the historical avant-garde, he asserted his own artistic style. In the late 1940s, his career took off and he participated in particular in the Franco- Italian Peintres d’Aujourd’hui exhibitions organized by Luigi Carluccio, and then in 1952 in the Venice International Art Biennale. The Académie Française in Rome dedicated an exhibition to him in 1986.