Contemporary and 20th Century Fine Art
Renzo Roncarolo (1916 - 2000)
85 x 65 cm
Oil on canvas
Renzo Roncarolo (1916-2000) was an Italian neo-realist artist who graduated from Turin's Real Albertina Academy in 1940.
During his internment in a Nazi concentration camp in Germany during the Second World War that he embarked on a series of sketches and drawings that were a great influence on his future career. In those terrible circumstances he drew not from despair but on hope and even after the war some of his paintings were commentaries of the the persecution of the Jews. Roncarolo was also sensitive to religious subjects and painted murals for the churches of Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta in Italy. From 1950 he was a professor at the Institute of Fine Art, Vercelli, later becoming the Artistic Director until his death.
During his lifetime he exhibited in over 100 group exhibitions and over 50 solo ones; his works can be found in many public and private collections.
£ 800 - £ 1,300