Mantegazza Vico


Vico Mantegazza, (Milan, 22.1.1856 – Milan, 28.10.1934) was an Italian writer, journalist, photographer, and politician. He is considered the special Italian envoy to Balkan since 1886 where he made numerous reportages. He was director of the “Nation” from 1894 to 1898. Although he was more a politician than artist, he “earned” his place in this […]

Spacal Lojze


Born and died in Trieste, Italian painter and member of the Slovenian community in Italy. In 1930 he was arrested for anti-fascism and send to exile to Accetura. During his exile years, he discovered his artistic talent. In 1934 he graduated from the Art School in Venice. During the Second World War, he participated in […]

Savinio Alberto

Alberto Savinio, real name Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico was born in Athens , Greece on 25.08.1891 in an Italian ex-patriot family, died in Florence, Italy on 05.05.1952. He was an Italian writer, painter, musician, journalist, essayist, playwright, set designer and composer. He was the younger brother of notorious metaphysical painter Giorgio De Chirico. His […]

Ponzi Ettore


Born in Borgo San Donnino (Fidenza) on 26.10.1902, died in Fidenza on 31.01.1992. Ettore Ponzi studied at the Paolo Toschi Art Institute in Parma with Paolo Baratta, Guido Marussig and Pietro Berzolla, and he got his degree in 1934. In 1936 and 1937 he was at the Military Academy of Salerno. He participated together with […]

Corradi Alfonso

Alfonso Corradi (1889-1972), Macedonia 1918

Italian impressionist born on 8th Feb 1889 in Castelnuovo di Sotti, died in Milan on 4th Feb 1972.  Lived and worked in Milan. Studied at the Academy di Brera 1905-6 and at the studio of the designer Antonio Rovescalli (1905-12). Was military painter in the World War One and visited Macedonia around 1918. Three of […]