School desks - RICCARDO CHICCO
School desks (Chicco)

RICCARDO CHICCO (Turin, 1910 – 1973)

Born in Turin in 1910, Riccardo Chicco followed classical studies and graduated in arts and law. First he attended the study of Vittorio Cavalleri, then that of Giovanni Grande, who inspired the first vein of irony that will always animate his painting.
He studied three years, since 1928, with Felice Casorati and it was a very important experience for his work and life. In 1931 his debut at the Promotrice Belle Arti in Turin.
He began travelling from Paris to London, from Monaco to New York, to visit museums and great art circles.
By the age of 20 he participated in major festivals and received several awards including the 3rd Contemporary Art Award in Geneva in 1947. The career of the painter grew rapidly. In 1948, in 1950 and in 1956 he exhibited at the Venice Biennale. Between 1951 and 1963 his work received several local and national awards, and from 1963 on he will be present at the Milan Triennale.
He died in Turin in 1973.