Giorgio de Chirico

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Giorgio de Chirico
Giorgio de Chirico in 1936, photographed by Carl Van Vechten
Giorgio de Chirico

(1888-07-10)10 July 1888
Volos, Greece
Died20 November 1978(1978-11-20) (aged 90)
Rome, Italy

Giorgio de Chirico (10 July 1888 – 20 November 1978) was an Italian painter and writer. In the years before World War I, he founded the Scuola metafisica art movement. The name means "Metaphysical school". The Scuola metafisica was a big influence on the surrealist painters. After 1919, he became interested in more traditional ways of painting. He began to paint in a neoclassical style.[1]

De Chirico was born in Volos, Greece. His parents were Italian. He studied art first in Athens and then in Florence. In 1906 he went to Munich in Germany where he studied at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopaedia Britannica (1998). "Giorgio de Chirico". Retrieved 26 March 2018.

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