Umberto Boccioni  (Italian, 1882-1916) 


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Umberto Boccioni Biography
1818   Born in Reggio Calabria, Italy
1901   Went to Rome, where he studied design with a sign painter and attended the Scuola Libera del Nudo at the Accademia di Belle Arti
1902   Traveled to Paris, where he studied Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting
1905   Participated in the Mostra dei rifiutati, Rome
1906   Participated in the Esposizione di belle arti, Rome
1906   Visited Padua and then moved to Venice, where he spent the winter of 1906–07 taking life-drawing classes at the Accademia di Belle Arti
1907   Settled in Milan
1909 - 1910   Began to frequent the Famiglia Artistica, a Milanese artists’ society that sponsored annual exhibitions
1910   Participated in the formulation of the two Futurist manifestos Manifesto dei pittori futuristi and Manifesto tecnico della pittura futurista
1911   Went to Paris, where he met Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire through Severini
1912   Paintings were shown with those of Carrà, Russolo, and Severini in the first Futurist show in Paris, at the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune
1912   Began concentrating on sculpture, and his Manifesto tecnico della scultura futurista was published
1913   Showed sculpture and paintings in a solo show at the Galerie de la Boétie in Paris, and his sculpture was included in the inaugural exhibition of the Galleria Futurista Permanente in Rome
1912 - 1914   Contributed articles to the Futurist publication Lacerba
1915   Enlisted in the army with Marinetti, Russolo, and Antonio Sant’Elia
1916   Suffered an accident during cavalry exercises in Sorte near Verona, and died on August 17