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Remo Brindisi (Rome, 25 April 1918 - Lido di Spina, 25 July 1996) was an Italian painter.

He studied in Penne (Pescara), at the Mario dei Fiori Art School, L'Aquila, and in Rome, then attending the Urbino School of Art.

During his lifetime he made many study trips (including to Florence, Paris, Venice) and then moved to live in Milan.

Internationally recognized until becoming one of the most cited and known painters of Italian painting of the last century. In Italy schools and some roads are dedicated to him.

His Prima personal (Florence) dates back to 1940: the presentation of the exhibition catalog is written by Eugenio Montale. He has exhibited works in solo shows in Paris, Nice, Milan, Venice, Rome in Cairo, in Sao Paulo. However, he remained tied to his Abruzzo where in 1960 he was invited to the "11th edition of the Avezzano prize - national exhibition of the Visual Arts" in Avezzano (AQ), together with S. Cavallo, G. Ceracchini, V. Ciardo, E. Fantuzzi, C. Levi, G. Omiccioli, M. Rosa, G. Straghota, F. Trombadori, A. Vangelli and others.

He was President of the Milan Triennale and was awarded the gold medal of Public Education of the Republic for cultural merits. He participated, especially in the forties and fifties, in numerous Venice Biennials and in the Rome Quadrennial.

Also famous for its figures, faces and landscapes: the "Venezie", the "Opponents", the "Pastorelli, the" Maternità "are the most recurrent cyclic themes. He has painted works with a social and political object, among which stands out in the History of Fascism cycle (1957-62). He created the symbols carried in procession on Good Friday in L'Aquila.
"Remo Brindisi Alternative Museum"
Remo Brindisi Alternative Museum internal spring 2005 entrance. JPG

He established (realized between 1971 and 1973 on a project by Nanda Vigo) a modern art museum in Lido di Spina, donating it to the municipal administration of Comacchio. In the museum, whose internal structure is in turn a valuable architectural work, many works by contemporary artists are collected. In the same period he was awarded the Federico Bernagozzi Special Award. For the occasion he created 10 portraits of illustrious people from Ferrara, donated to the Municipality of Portomaggiore where they are kept and visible in the Teatro Sociale della Concordia.

In the art collections of the Cariplo Foundation there are four of his paintings: Three profiles, Profili, Venice and another Venice.