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Works by Renato Guttuso

Renato Guttuso was born in Bagheria, Italy, in 1912. He was an Italian painter. He abandoned law studies in 1931, to devote himself to painting. In Rome 1933-4 associated with Cagli, Mafai, Fazzini and others who were reacting against Novecento neoclassicism. In 1935/1936 he lived in Milan in contact with Birolli, Fontana and Persico. Settled in Rome 1937. In 1937/1938 he painted the 'Flight from Etna', his first large realist composition of contemporary Italian life. He died in 1987.