MANZU Giacomo (Manzoni Giacomo)

Bergamo, 1908 - Ardea (Rome), 1991

  • FD630

    Head of a Woman, 1936, Wax, 37 x 14 x 14 cm
  • FD439

    The Cardinal, 1957, Bronze, 78.5 x 15 x 16 cm

FD630

Head of a Woman, 1936

FD439

The Cardinal, 1957

Biography

After training as craftsman, he was in Milan in 1930 when, together with R. Birolli and A. Sassu, he helped launch the anti-Novecento current that eventually led to the "Corrente" movement. He took inspiration from Medardo Rosso and from archaic and pre-Renaissance sculpture and in 1937 he began work on his Cardinals, and from 1939 to 1942 on the famous "Crucifixion" series, firmly denouncing the Fascist regime. In the 1950s and '60s he made doors for St. Peter's in Rome and for the cathedrals of Salzburg and St Laurenz in Rotterdam.

Board of Directors

Piergiorgio Re (Chairman)
Diego Novelli (Vice-chairman)
Fiorenzo Alfieri
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Giovanni Cordero 
Paolo Emilio Ferreri 
Enrico Filippi 
Emanuela Gambetta
Gian Paolo Zanetta

Auditors

Cesare Ferrero
Aldo Milanese
Anna Tornoni


Secretary

Lorenzo Ferreri


CULTURAL ACTIVITY

Marina Paglieri

Artistic Commission

Fiorenzo Alfieri
Giovanni Cordero
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Giuseppe Luigi Marini
Francesco Poli

ADDRESS

Via Magenta n. 31
10128 Torino

TELEPHONE/FAX

011 542491

MAIL

fdf@fondazionedefornaris.org

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