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Italian painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and writer on art, born in Milan, where he studied art part-time at the Brera Academy whilst reading for a law degree. In 1951 he helped found the Nuclear Art Movement. This was basically a form of *Tachisme but made reference to contemporary fears about nuclear war. He wrote ‘From the first atomic bomb, I felt that humanity was living in a constant state of alert and fear, and that, more than ever, annihilation hung over our heads.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)