Piero Gauli biography




Piero Gauli was a painter It is Italian set designer. He was born in Milan in 1916. 

If it forms the IHigher Institute of Architecture of Venice and from 1937 he began working as a set designer for various experimental theaters and then for the Palcoscenico group in Milan. In 1938 he made his debut as a painter presenting some works to the Triveneta University Exhibition.

In 1940 he moved to Milan and joined the group Chain with which he exhibited the following year in the collective exhibition held at the Galleria La Bottega. His style strongly expressionist it is characterized by carved figures loaded with colour. His works recall the work of the masters of Como but are also influenced by Northern Europe and in particular by Oskar Kokoschka.

He took part in the Second World War, leaving for the Russian front in 1942. Imprisoned, he was interned in the Polish concentration camp of Cholmin. In this period, he produced several drawings that tell of his experience as a soldier. 

Returning from captivity, he began to devote himself to artistic ceramics while continuing to devote himself to painting and drawing, especially watercolor.

In 1947 he set up his first solo exhibition at the Galleria il Naviglio in Milan and in 1948 he participated in the Venice Biennial and to Rome Quadrennial. After moving to Umbria he frequented the ceramic workshops of Gubbio and in the following years he took part in exhibitions in Faenza, Gubbio and Pesaro.

In the early 1950s he was in Rome, while in 1957 he returned to Milan where he exhibited in a solo show at the Galleria dell'Annunciata. The early 1960s saw him engaged in various exhibitions in Paris, New York and Munich.

Piero Gauli died in Milan in 2012.

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