Dante Mosè Conte
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( Sampierdarena 1883 - 1919 )
Dante Mosè Conte
Brought to exceptionally drawing since childhood, was a benefactor of his city, the mayor Ing Rocco, allotted at the painter Angelo Vernazza, and he did admit the Academy of Fine Arts of Genoa in 1900. Awarded a scholarship, he went to Florence, where he attended the School of Sculpture of Augustus Rivella. He then went to Paris and London where, among other works painted the “Portrait of Ambassador Rolando Ricci”.
He returned to Italy in Genoa, between deprivation and misery held for some time a study inspired to portray landscapes, figures of sailors, fishermen, peasants, living scenes and vibrant expression and treated with true mastery of drawing.
Shortly after the parenthesis of the World War 1915-1918 in which he took part, was shot to death by the “Spanish” at age 34. His memory was removed undeserved oblivion only in 1933 with the exhibition of his works in Genoa. Other it was set up in 1937 which confirmed the value and the safety of his masterful art.
Were also found very valuable his charcoal drawings for the incisive and quick. Most of the work of the Count were religiously collected by Silvio Ricagni Sampierdarena which has the great merit of having the planted the dutiful memory.
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