Renato Guttuso

Renato Guttuso

Guttuso autoritratto

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Aldo Renato Guttuso was born on Boxing Day of 1911 in the Sicilian town of Bagheria and died in Rome on 18 January 1987
Son of Joachim, land surveyor and watercolorist amateur, and Giuseppina d’Amico
Influenced from his father’s hobby and by attending the studio of the painter Domenico Quattrociocchi and the workshop of the carriages’ painter Emilio Murdolo, the young Renato began, just thirteen to date and sign the paintings.

ragazze a Palermo
He befriended Antonello Trombadori, young art critic son of the painter Francesco Trombadori, and began a partnership intellectual and politician who will accompany him for the lifetime.
Guttuso met and married the one that will be his faithful companion and confidant, Mimise that he painted in ’47

Mimise che dorme
Guttuso sadly died in isolation, after the death of his wife, reconnecting, according to testimony of Giulio Andreotti, the Christian faith.
On the death of Guttuso, many works were donated to the hometown of Bagheria and have been collected in the local museum of Villa Cattolica where he himself was buried .
Guttuso had no biological children recognized, but an adopted son shortly before his death, Fabio Carapezza Guttuso, who was very close to him in the last years of life.
 Fabio Carapezza Guttuso was the sole heir of the immense wealth of Renato Guttuso and founded the Archives Guttuso, which he assigned it the study of Piazza del Grillo, and integrated the museum’s collection of Bagheria with numerous works inherited.

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