an edition of 50
65 x 48 cm
This work has a small tear in thr bottom right corner.
etching and aquatint printed in colours, 1976, on Arches, signed in pencil and numbered in roman numerals in pencil, from the deluxe edition of 50 from the portfolio American Portrait, printed by
Crommelynck Imprimeur, Paris, published by Transworld Art, 1976, for the American Bicentennial Portfolio, with their blindstamp, the full sheet as published, deckle edge to bottom, in good
P. 365 x 490mm, S. 505 x 660mm.
This works is recorded as number BA184 in Guastalla, the catalogue raisonne of his work
Marino Marini (27 February 1901 Pistoia — 6 August 1980 Viareggio) was an Italian sculptor.
He attended the Accademia Di Belle Arti in Florence in 1917. Although he never abandoned painting, Marini devoted himself primarily to sculpture from about 1922. From this time his work was influenced by Etruscan art and the sculpture of Arturo Martini. Marini succeeded Martini as professor at the Scuola d’Arte di Villa Reale in Monza, near Milan, in 1929, a position he retained until 1940.During this period, Marini traveled frequently to Paris, where he associated with Massimo Campigli, Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Magnelli, and Filippo Tibertelli de Pisis. In 1936 he moved to Tenero-Locarno, in Ticino Canton, Switzerland; during the following few years the artist often visited Zürich and Basel, where he became a friend of Alberto Giacometti, Germaine Richier, and Fritz Wotruba. In 1936, he received the Prize of the Quadriennale of Rome. In 1938, he married Mercedes Pedrazzini. He accepted a professorship in sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, in 1940.In 1943, he went into exile in Switzerland, exhibiting in Basel, Bern, and Zurich. In 1946, the artist settled permanently in Milan.He is buried at Cimitero Comunale of Pistoia, Toscana, Italy.