Alberto Burri  (Italian, 1915-1995) 

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Alberto Burri, Bianchi e Neri I


Alberto Burri
Bianchi e Neri I

Auction: Apr 18, 2014
Mallet Japan
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Alberto Burri, I Bianco e Nero


Alberto Burri
I Bianco e Nero

Auction: Apr 18, 2014
Mallet Japan
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Alberto Burri, Exhibition view  Galleria dello Scudo


Alberto Burri
Exhibition view
Galleria dello Scudo


Galleria dello Scudo
Alberto Burri, Mixoblack 1


Alberto Burri
Mixoblack 1

Mixografia ®
Alberto Burri, Mixoblack 10


Alberto Burri
Mixoblack 10

Mixografia ®
Alberto Burri, Untitled (Valentine’s Card)


Alberto Burri
Untitled (Valentine’s Card)

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Alberto Burri, Sacco (Technique Mixte)


Alberto Burri
Sacco (Technique Mixte)

Mitchell-Innes & Nash

1915   Born March 12 in Città di Castello, Italy
1940   Earned his medical degree in 1940 from the University of Perugia and served as a physician during World War II
1944   Following his unit’s capture in northern Africa, he was interned in a prisoner-of-war camp in Hereford, Texas where he started to paint on the burlap that was at hand
1946   Released from camp and moved to Rome, where his first solo show was held at the Galleria La Margherita the following year
1949 - 1950   Experimented with various unorthodox materials, fabricating tactile collages with pumice, tar, and burlap
1953   Gained attention in the United States: his work was included in the group exhibition Younger European Painters at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and was shown as well at the Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, and the Stable Gallery, New York
1959   Won the Premio dell’Ariete in Milan and the UNESCO Prize at the São Paulo Bienal
1977   Retrospective of work inaugurated at the University of California’s Frederick S. Wight Gallery, Los Angeles
1994   Presented Italian Order of Merit
1995   Died February 15 in Nice, France
1999   Omaggio a Alberto Burri-Grafica e Scultura, Comune di Colonnella, Teramo, Italy
1996 - 1997   Palazzo del Esposizioni, Rome, Italy; Städtische Galerie, Munich, Germany; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
1995   Alberto Burri mostra omaggio, Galleria II Segno, Rome, Italy
1990   Perielio: Burri-Saffo, Italian Cultural Institute, Athens, Greece
1988   Alberto Burri graphics, M. Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1985   Burri, Combustioni, Cretti, Cellotex 1974-1984, Galerie Artcurial, Paris, France
1980   Alberto Burri, Il Viaggio, Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich, Germany
1979   Alberto Burri 1978-1979, J. Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1977 - 1978   (retrospective) University of California’s Frederick S. Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, California; Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
1977   Galleria 2RC, Milan-Rome, Italy
1972   (Retrospective) Musée National d’ Art Moderne, Paris
1967   Kunsthalle, Darmstadt, Germany
1963 - 1964   (Retrospective), The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California; Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California
1962   Marlborough Galleria, Rome
1960   Hanover Gallery, London, England
1959   Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
1958   Galleria Blu, Milan, Italy
1957   Galleria dell’Obelisco, Rome, Italy
1955   The Stable Gallery, New York
1952   Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy
1948   Galleria dell’Angelo, Città di Castello, Italy
1947   Galleria La Margherita, Rome, Italy