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Francesco Messina

1900 - 1995
Linguaglossa, Italy

1 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Francesco Messina



32 x 41 x 16cm

3200,00 €

Francesco Messina is an Italian artist. He was born in Paternò (CT) Sicily in 1946. He received the appointment of Associate Academic - Section: Art from Accademia ''Greci Marino' - Accademia del Verbano. For many, he was considered an extremely talented artisan, certainly he was not an innovator, but the history of his long and prolific activity shows an evolution that reflects the cultural atmosphere of those times, even if always coherent with his own idea of visual arts. Except for a few exceptions, his subject is always the human body.

The Medals by Francesco Messina, with essays by Jean Cocteau, Eugenio Montale, Salvatore Quasimodo - Scheiwiller, 1986. ISBN 88-7644-55-0

Francesco Messina: 100 anni, sculture e disegni 1924-1993, by Toubert, Camilleri, Zichichi, Loi - Il Cigno Galileo Galilei. ISBN 88-7831-112-X

Francesco Messina: Cento sculture, 1920-1994, by Marco Di Capua - Mazzotta. ISBN 88-202-1664-7

Francesco Messina: Mostra celebrativa per i 90 anni: U.Allemandi. ISBN 88-422-0343-2

Francesco Messina: sculture, disegni e poesie 1916-1993, by Franco Ragazzi, Maria Teresa Orengo - Mazzotta. ISBN 88-202-1595-0

Francesco Messina, ritratti, by Antonio Paolucci, Alberto Fiz, Eliana Princi - Skira. ISBN 88-818-140-1 

Cavalli e tori di Francesco Messina, Edizioni Artes 1998. ISBN 88-7724-025-3

Francesco Messina, Le opere e i libri, Electa 1999

Lettere e poesie a Bianca e Francesco Messina, by Eugenio Montale - Scheiwiller, 2007. ISBN 88-7644-205-7 

Elena Lissoni, Francesco Messina, online catalogue Artgate by Fondazione Cariplo, 2010, CC BY-SA.

Prize for Sculpture in 1942 at the Biennale Internazionale d'Arte of Venice

Honorary citizen of the City of Milan from 1975. In 1979 the State Pinakothek of Munich organised a comprehensive Messina exhibition of his sculptures and graphic art

Honoris causa academic of the Fine Arts Academy of the Soviet Union from 1988 and Honorary Academic from 1990