(b Bologna, 20 July 1890; d Bologna, 18 June 1964). Italian painter and etcher. He lived in Bologna all his life, and apart from brief associations with Futurism and Metaphysical Painting, he stood aloof from modern aesthetic experiments. Early in his career (and again in the 1940s) he painted landscapes, but he came to specialize almost exclusively in still life, eschewing literary and symbolic content, and using subtle combinations of colour within a narrow range of tones.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)