Mario Radice

Mario Radice (Como 1898-Milan 1987)

After taking private lessons from painter Achille Zambelli and sculptor Pietro Clerici, Radice interrupted his university studies and devoted himself to painting, exploring geometric abstractionism and rationalist architecture. In the 1930s, he emerged as one of the pioneers of abstract art in Italy, collaborating with rationalist architects and participating in major exhibitions, including the Milan Triennale. During his career, he worked on significant projects. Between the 1940s and 1950s, he participated in the Venice Bennale and was involved in the Movimento Arte Concreta (MAC). His fame grew considerably in the 1950s, culminating in an award at the Venice Biennale in 1958. In the following years, Radice began producing abstract works and exhibiting both in Italy and abroad. He also distinguished himself as an art critic and actively contributed to the promotion of young talent. Radice continued to write as an art critic until his death in 1987.

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