Enrico Della Torre Pittore
- ENRICO DELLA TORRE PAINTER
Enrico Della Torre was a Italian painter and engraver among the leading exponents of the Informal Italian.
He was born in Pizzighettone, in the province of Cremona, in 1931.
Study at Artistic high school before and atBrera Academy of Fine Arts then, attending the school of Achille Funi. In 1954 he attended the School of Painting in Robert Melli in Rome.
In 1953 he made paintings and engravings characterized by a informal naturalism inspired come on landscapes of its countryside in Po Valley but also from reading the texts of the critic Francesco Arcangeli.
These works will later be exhibited in 1956 in a personal exhibition at the Galleria dell'Ariete in Milan, edited by Guido Ballo . The same year he also exhibited at Gallery of the Circle of Culture of Bologna.
After a trip to Paris, he begins a new series of paintings characterized by horizontal parallel lines drawn on light and clear surfaces. In 1959, however, he created rhythmic paintings by black diagonals.
In 1961 he exhibited at George Lester Gallery in Rome together with Claudio Olivieri, and in 1963 he held a personal exhibition at the Million Gallery, presented in the catalog by Roberto Tassi. Between 1964 and 1967 he exhibited at the Justus Liebig University of Giessen, at the Ciranna Gallery in Milan, at the Municipal Library of Palazzo Sormani in Milan and to Morone Gallery 6 Always in Milan.
Starting in 1968, the works of Enrico Della Torre are populated with characters, animals and visions with a lyrical-naturalistic taste.
He continues to exhibit in solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. In 1987 a large retrospective was dedicated to him organized by Erich Steingräber e Annegret Hoberg in Germany. In 1989 also the PAC, Contemporary Art Pavilion in Milan, dedicates an anthology of works on paper to him.
In 2011 he took part in the 54th edition of the Venice Biennale.
Enrico Della Torre died in 2022 in Teglio in Valtellina, where for many years he had spent part of his time in the quiet of the mountains.
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