Lazarus Walter

Lazarus Walter

He was born in Rome in 1914. In the capital he attended the artistic high school and the Academy of Fine Arts, winning a government scholarship. It is awarded by the Royal Academy of Italy and by the XXIII Venice Biennale. For some time he devoted himself to theater and cinema, playing the role of Raphael in the film "La Fornarina". In 1943 he was captured in Albania and kept in a field of imprisonment German in Poland. Return to the end of the war. In 1956 he founded the Poets-Painters Movement which collects many adhesions among the major artists of the moment, theorising the importance of a clear and simple artistic language. He is an art expert at the Court of Rome and teaches Painting in Rome, Carrara, Bologna, Milan-Brera and founds the Art School of Novara. With Carrà, Funi, Guidi, Ordavo and Pieraccini, he gave life to the Versilia Art Week (later called Marguttiana), review still in vogue today. He is awarded the title of Knight for artistic merits and the honor of Officer of Merit of the Republic. However, it does return this recognition, as it cannot continue teaching due to age limits. It is known as the metaphysical painter of silence (definition of the critic Lionello Venturi). The protagonist of his works is the sea and the beaches of Versilia: umbrellas, deckchairs, huts and boats are the testimonies of an absent humanity, of a life, indeed, silent.

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