Sandro Chia

born 1946

Sandro Chia, ‘Water Bearer’ 1981
Water Bearer 1981
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Sandro Chia (born 20 April 1946) is an Italian painter and sculptor.

A native of Florence, he was a key member of the Italian Transavanguardia movement, along with fellow countrymen Francesco Clemente, Mimmo Paladino, Nicola De Maria, and Enzo Cucchi. The movement was at its peak during the 1980s and was part of a wider movement of Neo-Expressionist painters around the world.

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Transavanguardia

Italian neo-expressionist group formed in the late 1970s

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