SAVINIO Ruggero

Ruggero Savinio | Original prints, lithographs, etchings and illustrated books

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Ruggero Savinio (Turin, December 22, 1934) is an Italian painter and writer.
He is the son of Alberto Savinio and of the actress Maria Morino, as well as grandson of Giorgio de Chirico. He spent his childhood and early youth in Rome, attending the cultural environment of his father and uncle, and graduating in Literature at the University "La Sapienza". He then lived in Paris, a friend of other aspiring painters such as Lorenzo Tornabuoni and Gianni Serra, in Milan, Switzerland, Tuscany, to return to the Capital in 1984.

He has exhibited in the main international galleries, and his works are present in prestigious Italian and foreign museums and collections. In 1986 he received the International Guggenheim Prize. In 1995 he was named a member of the Accademia di San Luca, and in 2007 he was awarded the De Sica Award by the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano. In the spring of 2012 he had a major anthological review at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome.

 

 

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