Item # FA-117
"The Masks Vender", Mario
Russo, Italian (1925 - 2000), Oil painting on wood
panel, 20" x 43" (25" x 48" framed), Signed & Dated
LL "Russo 54" also
signed, inscribed and dated "Rome 1954" on the back.
Russo, a painter, illustrator and graphic artist, born in
Naples in 1925. In
1948 he graduated from the Art Institute of Naples. In
1950 he moved to Rome in the Trastevere neighborhood. In
these years he started participating in exhibitions in Italy and
1973 and 1974 he traveled all over Italy. In
1977 he started painting and exhibiting in Canada and in 1984 he made
several paintings that relate to the Chinese and Japanese theater. In
1985 he devoted himself to studies and construction of major works
inspired by the world of Fellini's films and characters. In
1992 he produced a retrospective at the Palazzo Braschi. He died in
Rome on March 7, 2000.
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