I love this, and consider it an excellent investment, as well as a beautiful and uplifting painting. This artist is well-listed, and has had several of his works sold at Christies, with one selling for $153,000 in June, 2015. Auctionata sold one for approximately $7,000.00.
Media: Oil on Panel.
Title: "Garden Party."
Size: 13 Inches by 16 Inches. Frame Measures 20-3/4 Inches by 24 Inches.
Signed Lower Left.
Condition: Craquelure, or in Good Condition.
Camillo Innocenti (1871-1961) was the son of an architect and he completed his fine-art studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome. Afterwards, he travelled throughout Europe, where he was particularly influenced by a visit to Spain in 1901 and a two-year stay in Paris (1901-1903). Back in Italy, Innocenti became acquainted with pointillism, which occupied him for a certain period of time. He also joined the group ‘XXV della campagna romana ‘, a group of artists working in the realist landscape tradition. He was also a member of the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. After World War I, he worked as a set designer in film, but was called to Cairo to be director of the Academy of Fine Art. With the onset of World War II, Innocenti returned to Rome, where he had sadly been forgotten due to his long absence. He died in poverty. Only in 1965, four years after his death, he was acknowledged with a large retrospective exhibition during the 9th Quadriennale di Roma. Today his works are part of exhibitions at Italy’s largest museums; they can be found at the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome; the Galleria Nazionale dell'Accademia di San Luca, also in Rome, or in the Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Palermo.
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