Alberto Savinio biography

Alberto Savinio

Painting, Visual Artist

1891 – 1952

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Who was Alberto Savinio?

Alberto Savinio, real name Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico was an Italian writer, painter, musician, journalist, essayist, playwright, set designer and composer. He was the younger brother of 'metaphysical' painter Giorgio de Chirico. His work often dealt with philosophical and psychological themes, and he also was heavily concerned with the philosophy of art.

Throughout his life, Savinio composed five operas and authored at least forty-seven books, including multiple autobiographies and memoirs. Savinio also extensively wrote and produced works for the theater. Savinio's work received mixed reviews during his lifetime, often due to his pervasive use of surrealism. He was influenced by and a contemporary of Apollinaire, Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Max Jacob, and Fernand L├ęger.

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Born
Aug 25, 1891
Athens
Also known as
  • Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico
Siblings
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Education
  • Athens Conservatoire
Died
May 5, 1952
Rome

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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