Giorgio de Chirico was a Greek-born Italian artist. In the years before World War I, he founded the scuola metafisica art movement, which profoundly influenced the surrealists. After 1919 he became interested in traditional painting techniques, and worked in a neoclassical or neo-Baroque style, while frequently revisiting the metaphysical themes of his earlier work. He was born in Volos, Greece, to a Genovese mother and a Sicilian father. After studying art in Athens, mainly under the guidance of the influential Greek painter Georgios Roilos, and Florence, De Chirico moved to Germany in 1906...
|Birthdate:||July 10, 1888|
|Date of death:||November 20, 1978|
|Education:||Academy of Fine Arts, Munich|
|Also known as:||Népo, Giorgio Chirico|