Il mendicante, mendicant aveugle, mendicante arabo, il mendicante cieco, 1911
Il mendicante, mendicant aveugle, mendicante arabo, il mendicante cieco, 1911
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Moses Levy

Tunisi 1885- Viareggio 1968

IL MENDICANTE, MENDICANT AVEUGLE, MENDICANTE ARABO, IL MENDICANTE CIECO, 1911 - 1911

Etching and aquatint
mm 530 x 400; sheet mm 696 x 552
Giannotti-Pizzorusso n. 11
Etching and aquatint printed on ‘Japan’paper, signed and dated in reverse ‘Moses Levy’ inside the Fatima’s hand,
signed in pencil by the artist lower right.
Paper very light toned, two creases on the left and right edges, but generally in very good condition.
Exhibited for the fi rst time in Tunisi on 1911.
Exhibition: Esposizione Artistica Italiana n 59 bis, Monti-Lorenzetti, 41 e 51.
Moses Levy was a skilled printmaker, sensitive and prolifi c. Born in Tunisi from a British father and an Italian mother, he spent some years in an Italian school in Tunisi, but the family moved to Italy and in 1900 he attended the ‘Istituto d’Arte’ of Lucca where Lorenzo Viani was one of his classmates. Later in Florence they both frequented the ‘Accademia di Belle Arti’ and Giovanni Fattori’s drawing classes.
In 1907 he exhibited in the Venice Biennal and in 1911, he held the fi rst personal show at the Italian Chamber ofCommerce in Tunisi.
He was member of the Group of the Four in Tunisi in 1936, and the Group of Ten in 1947.
Levy participated in all the Venice Biennals until 1938, making numerous trips to Europe. He leaved Italy because of the racial laws in 1938 and moved to Nice.
At the end of the war from Tunisi he settled down in Paris and then went to Florence and in 1961 he moved to Viareggio.
References:
Ales sandra Giannotti-Claudio Pizzorusso ‘Incisioni di Moses Levy (1885-1968)’, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi,Florence, 1999

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Moses Levy was a skilled printmaker, sensitive and prolific. Born in Tunis of a brìtish father and an Italian mother he spent some years at an Italian school in Tunis, but the family moved to Italy and in 1900 he attended the ‘Istituto d’arte’ of Lucca where Lorenzo Viani was on of his classmates. Later in Florence they both frequented the ‘Accademia di Belle Arti’ and Giovanni Fattori’s drawing classes. In 1907 he exhibited in the Venice Biennial and in 1911, he held the first personal show at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Tunisi. He was member of the Group of the Four in Tunis in 1936, and the Group of ten in 1947. Lewy participated in all the Venice Biennials until 1938, making numerous trips to Europe. He leaved Italy because of the racial laws on 1938 and moved to Nice. At the end of the war from Tunis he settled down to Paris and then to Florence, in 1961 he moved to Viareggio.
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