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( Viareggio 1882 - Lido di Ostia 1936 )
He studied in Lucca, in that Institute of Fine Arts , in which he had to master Michele Mancini and Pliny Nomellini , but , restless and adventurous spirit , he was trained by himself, on long journeys undertaken on foot, during which no lost no time , making it effective and daring designer , performer guessed sketches depicting preferably the outcasts of humanity, the humble, the children.
He started his career at the Exhibition of Art held in Florence Tuscany in 1902, with a painting purchased by the sculptor Clemente Origo . Since then he participated , with growing success , in all the most important artistic events in Italy and abroad. In 1906 he went to Paris , where he lived and worked , exposing between avant-garde artists and at the Salon of autumn, from which, for a series of works depicting Parisian , he was awarded the title of ” company .”
During the first European war succeeded executed drawings of scenes of war and especially the prisoners drew back , always following his tendency that led him to the representation of the miseries of mankind. And it was the exhibition of the ” Impressions of War ” of 1918, in Milan the Viani was noted and appreciated in his homeland . In 1920 , with the great painting “The blessing of the dead sea ” , currently in the Podesta of Viareggio, he won the prize of the Municipality of Venice.
His works are in many important public and private collections : ” The epidemic ” in the Gallery of Modern Art in Milan with ” Old beggars ,” ” Old spouses ” ; ” Square Giustagnana ” two drawings of war , even in that of Milan ; ” in the trenches ” ; ” sails to the wind ,” ” Austrian Soldier ,” ” Funeral of an anarchist ,” ” Ecce homo ” , “The Camalò ” and ” the whale of the village” , with four tempera : ” the puppets “,” The fallen “,” The child “and” The fisherman “in the Gallery of Modern Art ” Paul and Adele Giannoni “of Novara and other articles in the Gallery of Modern Art of Bologna (drawings) in Gallery Uffizi in Florence.
The site is constantly updated with unpublished works by the protagonists of painting and sculpture between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.