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MENZIO, Francesco (1899 - 1979), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MENZIO, Francesco (1899 - 1979), Painter

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1899, in Tempio Pausania, Sardinia; died 1979, in Turin.


Francesco Menzio settled in Turin and studied at the Albertini academy. He played a substantial role in the renewal of artistic life in Turin. He travelled to Paris in 1912, meeting Modigliani and becoming acquainted with the work of the Fauves. In 1929, he aligned himself with the Group of Six.

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