ROSAI OttoneFlorence, 1895 - Ivrea (Turin), 1957
He trained at the Accademia in Florence, and joined the Futurist movement for a brief period, through Soffici. After the war he developed his own style playing with a reworking of fifteenth century tradition, Cézanne and folk sources, giving rise to the 'naive', robust images of the people of Florence and the Tuscan countryside, which were to become his speciality. He contributed to Maccari's 'Selvaggio' ['Savage'] magazine. In 1942 he taught painting at the Accademia in Florence.
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