Giorgio Morandi (June 20, 1890 – June 18, 1964) was an Italian painter who specialized in still life.
Morandi was born in
In 1907 he went to study at the
Accademia di Belle Arti.
The works of his formative years show him experimenting with an
idiom related to
with a brief digression into a
style in 1914. In that same year, Morandi was appointed instructor
of drawing for elementary schools in Bologna — a post he held until
1929. Today, there is a museum dedicated to the display of Morandi's
work, including a reconstruction of his studio, in Bologna.