Piero Fornsetti /   Piero Fornasetti

Italy 1913 - 1988

Engraving, Design

Piero Fornsetti
Piero Fornasetti
Male
Italy
1913
March 14, 2013
Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.

Piero Fornasetti lived most of his life in Milan, attending the Brera Art Academy from 1930-32 when he was expelled for insubordination. During World War II, he went into exile in Switzerland from 1943-46. He created more than 11,000 items, many featuring the face of a woman, operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri, as a motif.

Featured image: Portrait of Piero Fornasetti – image courtesy of The Red List