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Giorgio Belloni (1861-1944)


Maestro del Mare

This sublime set of six plein air studies by Giorgio Belloni were painted on the Ligurian coast. They demonstrate Belloni's exceptional skill in capturing an extensive range of sea states and atmospheric effects. Please scroll down to view the collection.

Giorgio Belloni was born in Cologno in 1861. After studying in Verona, he enrolled at the Academia di Brera under Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898). He was trained in the Lombard tradition which placed an emphasis on the careful observation of nature which was to become an abiding feature of Belloni's work. His interest in seascapes was kindled by periods spent on the Ligurian coast at Sturla, Noli and Forte dei Marmi.

He exhibited throughout his life, most notably at the Venice Biennale from 1887 to 1932, in Milan, Paris, Munich and Vienna where he was awarded a gold medal. 

His work is held in numerous private and public collections including the Modern Art galleries of Milan, Florence and Turin, the Revoltella Museum in Trieste and the Brooklyn Museum, New York.

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