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(b Reggio di Calabria, 19 Oct. 1882; d Sorte, nr. Verona, 17 Aug. 1916). Italian Futurist painter, sculptor (the only major one in the movement), and art theorist. He signed the two Futurist manifestos of painting (both 1910), wrote the one on sculpture (1912), and became the most energetic member of the group. Advocating a complete break with the art of the past, Boccioni was centrally concerned with the two main preoccupations of the Futurists—the production of emotionally expressive works and the representation of time and movement.

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