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Carmelo Capello

1912 - 1996

Italian Sculpture and Printmaker Carmelo Cappello was born in Ragusa, Italy on May21, 1912. After his first studies at the Comiso Art Institute, he moved to Rome in 1929 and lived there for a year working in the studio of Ettore Colla . In 1930 he moved to Milan where he attended Marino Marini's courses at Monza 's ISIA . In 1937 he debuted as a sculptor and in the following year he held his first solo at Bragaglia Gallery in Rome, where he exhibited "Il Freddoloso", which will also be shown in his first Milanese show at Galleria Gianferrari in 1939. In both personal reviews the critical text is By Raffaello Giolli. In 1939 he was invited to the III Quadriennale of Rome . In 1940, his sculpture was accepted at the XXII Venice Biennale . In 1941 he formed his friendship with Giò Ponti , with whom he will maintain a long collaboration. In 1942 he exhibited at Milan's Gallery presented by Giò Ponti. In 1943 he participated in the Fourth Anniversary of Rome. In 1944 he exhibited in Milan in the Annunciation Gallery presented by the poet Alfonso Gatto . In 1946 he was invited to the Exhibition of Italian Contemporary Art in the Museums of Modern Art in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1947 he exhibited at the Galleria Bussola in Turin, he was awarded in Milan, the Matteotti Prize. He participated in the V Quadriennale of Rome. In 1948 he was invited to the XXIV Venice Biennale. In 1950 he participated in the "Italienische Kunst der Gegenwart" itinerant exhibition at the Museums of Munich-Berlin-Bremen-Hamburg in Germany. He has a one man show at the Galleria Il Cavallino di Venezia presented by Benjamin Joppolo; Participates in the XXV Biennale of Venice. He participates in various exhibitions of the Venice Biennale (1940, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1958), the Quadriennale of Rome (1939, 1943, 1947, 1955, 1965, 1973, 1986) and the Triennale of Milan 1951, 1954, 1957). In 1959 he was invited to Documenta 2 in Kassel. • He died in Milan, December 21, 1996


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