Born in Turin in 1858, Medardo Rosso, taught himself the basics of art. At first cultivated painting, painting landscapes and interiors of the church, but soon decided to devote himself to sculpture instead. In 1882, he exhibited for the first time, in Milan, in the window of the shopkeeper of colors and prints Vercesi, some studies full of life and expression, which aroused no little amazement for their originality and who became famous, such as “a brat “,” The concierge “,” Aetas aurea “and” Singer without writing. ”
The same works and several other in wax and bronze, including “Maidservant laughing”, “A drunk”, “Old Sun”, “Mother with sleeping baby”, “Inside of omnibus”, “A Jewish” and “Impressions of a woman under the umbrella.” Red expounded later in Rome, Venice, Vienna, Berlin, London, and above all in Paris, where he settled and where, after the admirable group of his works that figured at the World Exhibition of 1900, he was able to attract the sympathies of prominent artists, critics and art lovers.