Oil painting on canvas
Signed to the lower left corner " De Lisio"
Size : 39" x 30"
Restoration has been professionally done and there ( few patches on the back)
is no evidence of the work on the surface of the painting on viewing with black light.
Painting presents very well.
Arnaldo De Lisio
Born in Castelbottaccio (CB); in 1883 he moved to Naples where, after classical studies, he attended the academy. Twenty-one year old he goes to Paris where he comes into contact with the Impressionists.
He returns to Naples in 1903 and remains here for the following twenty years, during which he marries Alfonsina Di Mauro, who gives him numerous children (some of them will follow in their father's footsteps); he works non-stop, called to fresco sanctuaries, theaters, public buildings, also appreciated for his watercolors. In 1923 he was in Rome, where he painted, among others, the portrait of Matilde Serao. He returns to Naples after three years. The war forced him to move to his hometown with the whole family and remained here until the end of the war.
Without ever abandoning the colors, he died in Naples in 1949 leaving some unfinished works.
He was an eclectic: as well as a painter, he also tried his hand at sculpture and writing. The themes of his pictorial works are gradually drawn from the various stages of his life: so in Paris in the works from 1901-1902 (Autumn in Paris, Sun in Paris, Café Parisino, Boulevard Bonnes Nouvelles, etc.). The Gulf of Naples, Vesuvius, Posillipo, Mergellina, Pompeii, are themes present in many works from 1923 to the end of the thirties; landscapes of Molise and Abruzzo in the works of the thirties. The portraits accompany the whole span of his life; there is no shortage of still lifes.
Arnaldo De Lisio, (Italian, 1869-1949), Fishing Boats at Dusk, Oil on Canvas