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Italian painter, sculptor, designer, caricaturist, and writer, born in Sassari, Sardinia. The year after his birth his family moved to Rome. In 1902 he began studying engineering (his father's profession), but he abandoned it for painting in 1903. At life classes at the Academy in Rome he became friendly with *Balla, *Boccioni (with whom he shared a flat in Paris in 1908), and *Severini, and in 1914 he moved to Milan and joined the *Futurists.

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