Silvio Poma

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Silvio Poma
Trescore Balneario, Italy
Known forPainting

Silvio Poma (Trescore Balneario, 1840 - Turate, 21 October 1932) was an Italian painter.

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He participates as a volunteer in the II War of Independence and, later, he embarks on military life, but in 1866 he takes leave of the army after contracting malaria. On his return to Milan he attended the studios of Giovan Battista Lelli and Gerolamo Induno, both painter-soldiers with whom he had come into contact during the military campaign of 1859 . He made his debut at the Fine Arts Exhibition of Brera in 1869, but the first official awards came only in the middle of the following decade: in 1876 he won the Mylius prize of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera with a canvas of historical subject set in a large natural context of romantic taste entitled Macbeth meets in the Dunscinane wood the massacres that predict his throne;[1] in 1877 one of his landscapes was purchased at the National Exhibition of Naples by Vittorio Emanuele II. He was buried in the Cimitero Maggiore di Milano, where his remains were later collected in a cell.

The public purchase by King Vittorio Emanuele II for his private collection will give him international fame among the royal families of the era.

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