Corrado Cagli

Corrado Cagli (1910–1976) was an Italian painter of Jewish heritage, who lived in the United States during World War II.

Cagli was born in Ancona but he moved similar to his associates to Rome in 1915 at the age of five.

In 1927, he made his artistic debut, with a mural painted on a building in Via Sistina. The later year, he made out of the ordinary mural painting in a hall in Via Vantaggio. In 1932, he held his first personal exhibition at the Gallery of Art of Rome.

Together with further artists such as Giuseppe Capogrossi and Emanuele Cavalli, he formed the group "New Roman School of Painting," better known as Scuola Romana. In 1937 and 1938, he exhibited works at the "Comet" gallery in New York City.

In 1938, when Benito Mussolini stepped happening the persecution of Jews, Cagli fled to Paris and far along went to New York where he became a U.S. citizen. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was on the go in the 1944 Normandy landings, and fought in Belgium and Germany. He was in the ventilate of the forces that liberated the Buchenwald amalgamation camp, and made a series of dramatic drawings upon that subject.

In 1948, Cagli returned to Rome to take up long-lasting residence there. From that period forward, he experimented in various abstract and non-figurative techniques (neo-metaphysical, neo-cubist, informal).

He was awarded the Guggenheim prize (1946) and the Marzotto prize (1954).

Cagli died in Rome in 1976.

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