Arturo Martini

1889–1947

Arturo Martini, ‘Torso of a Young Man’ 1928, cast 1928 or 1929
Torso of a Young Man 1928, cast 1928 or 1929
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Biography

Arturo Martini (1889–1947) was a leading Italian sculptor between World War I and II. He moved between a very vigorous (almost ancient Roman) classicism and modernism. He was associated with public sculpture in fascist Italy, but later renounced his medium altogether.

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Artworks

Artwork

Arturo Martini Torso of a Young Man

1928, cast 1928 or 1929

Further reading

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