Tono Zancanaro
Title: Poppea Number One
Medium: Color Lithograph
Year: 1981
Signed
Edition: XXV
Size: 27.3 × 19.5 inches

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Antonio Zancanaro ( Padua , 8 April 1906 – Padua , 3 June 1985 ) was an Italian painter and engraver .

Biography

After a promising start to a sports career, he began painting as an autodidact in 1932. He trained mainly in Florence , in contact with Ottone Rosai , and in Milan , where he attended Ernesto Treccani , Renato Guttuso and other members of the anti-fascist cultural environment. He traveled a lot abroad, especially during the regime , and was always a member of the Communist Party .
Works

His production moved above all in the realism , with pictorial cycles depicting the humblest social realities of both the north and south of Italy. Particularly known was the series of the Gibbo , a surreal and fiercely caricatural character inspired by Mussolini .

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Antonio Zancanaro ( Padua , 8 April 1906 – Padua , 3 June 1985 ) was an Italian painter and engraver .

Biography

After a promising start to a sports career, he began painting as an autodidact in 1932. He trained mainly in Florence , in contact with Ottone Rosai , and in Milan , where he attended Ernesto Treccani , Renato Guttuso and other members of the anti-fascist cultural environment. He traveled a lot abroad, especially during the regime , and was always a member of the Communist Party .
Works

His production moved above all in the realism , with pictorial cycles depicting the humblest social realities of both the north and south of Italy. Particularly known was the series of the Gibbo , a surreal and fiercely caricatural character inspired by Mussolini .