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Pair of oil painted portraits, representing a couple (the parents of the painter?) Signed Ch. Fornara and dated 1895. Painting of a high quality (painter quoted).

Biography
Italian neo-impressionist and divisionist painter
Born in Prestinone (Craveggia) into a humble family of Valle Vigezzo farmers in 1871, his talent emerged after he began attending courses in painting, drawing and ornamentation at the local Rossetti Valentini Art School in Santa Maria Maggiore, where he became close friends with other future painters such as Giovanni Battista Ciolina, Gian Maria Rastellini and Lorenzo Peretti Junior, and absorbed the teachings of Enrico Cavalli, a great connaisseur of the French art of the time, who decisively influenced him to follow the path of painting.
In the spring of 1891 he exhibited two works, La bottega del calderaio (The Tinker’s Workshop) and Ricordanze (Remembrance), at the First Triennale of Brera, a vitally important occasion because there he made contact for the first time with the arising Divisionist movement.
However, during his stay in Lyon, from 1894 to 1895, in the company of his friend and fellow painter Giovanni Battista Ciolina, Fornara drew closer to the neo-impressionist movement, as he manifested in the work En plein air which was, however, refused in 1897 by the Third Biennale of Brera, despite being judged very positively by artists such as Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo and Giovanni Segantini, two of the leading exponents of divisionism.
He made the acquaintance of Alberto Grubicy de Dragon, owner of the Grubicy Gallery and brother of the promoter of divisionism in Europe, the art dealer Vittore Grubicy de Dragon, himself a painter, and impressed them both.
They put him in touch with Segantini, who employed the young artist as his assistant at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle.
Thanks to the patronage of the Grubicys, Fornara’s work was presented at all the national and international painting exhibitions of any importance in those years, but his adherence to the divisionist school gradually began to wane until it finally petered out altogether during the 1920s, when the artist began his own painting research in a completely personal style. In 1922 he definitively retired to his beloved Val Vigezzo, where he died in 1968.

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71cm x 55cm

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Pair of oil painted portraits, representing a couple (the parents of the painter?) Signed Ch. Fornara and dated 1895. Painting of a high quality (painter quoted).<br />
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<u>Biography</u><br />
Italian neo-impressionist and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2012/11/Puntinismo.html" target="_blank">divisionist painter</a><br />
Born in Prestinone (<em>Craveggia</em>) into a humble family of Valle Vigezzo farmers in 1871, his talent emerged after he began attending courses in painting, drawing and ornamentation at the local Rossetti Valentini Art School in Santa Maria Maggiore, where he became close friends with other future painters such as Giovanni Battista Ciolina, Gian Maria Rastellini and Lorenzo Peretti Junior, and absorbed the teachings of Enrico Cavalli, a great connaisseur of the French art of the time, who decisively influenced him to follow the path of painting.<br />
In the spring of 1891 he exhibited two works,&nbsp;<em>La bottega del calderaio</em>&nbsp;(<em>The Tinker&rsquo;s Workshop</em>) and&nbsp;<em>Ricordanze</em>&nbsp;(<em>Remembrance</em>), at the First Triennale of Brera, a vitally important occasion because there he made contact for the first time with the arising&nbsp;<a href="https://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2012/11/Puntinismo.html" target="_blank">Divisionist movement</a>.<br />
However, during his stay in Lyon, from 1894 to 1895, in the company of his friend and fellow painter Giovanni Battista Ciolina, Fornara drew closer to the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2012/11/Puntinismo.html" target="_blank">neo-impressionist movement</a>, as he manifested in the work En plein air which was, however, refused in 1897 by the Third Biennale of Brera, despite being judged very positively by artists such as&nbsp;<a href="https://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2015/09/Giuseppe-Pellizza-da-Volpedo.html" target="_blank">Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2014/06/Giovanni-Segantini.html" target="_blank">Giovanni Segantini</a>,&nbsp;two of the leading exponents of divisionism.<br />
He made the acquaintance of Alberto Grubicy de Dragon, owner of the Grubicy Gallery and brother of the promoter of divisionism in Europe, the art dealer Vittore Grubicy de Dragon, himself a painter, and impressed them both.<br />
They put him in touch with Segantini, who employed the young artist as his assistant at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle.<br />
Thanks to the patronage of the Grubicys, Fornara&rsquo;s work was presented at all the national and international painting exhibitions of any importance in those years, but his adherence to the divisionist school gradually began to wane until it finally petered out altogether during the 1920s, when the artist began his own painting research in a completely personal style. In 1922 he definitively retired to his beloved Val Vigezzo, where he died in 1968.<br />
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71cm x 55cm<br />
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"Pair of oil painted portraits, representing a couple (the parents of the painter?) Signed Ch. Fornara and dated 1895. Painting of a high quality (painter quoted).

Biography
Italian neo-impressionist and divisionist painter
Born in Prestinone (Craveggia) into a humble family of Valle Vigezzo farmers in 1871, his talent emerged after he began attending courses in painting, drawing and ornamentation at the local Rossetti Valentini Art School in Santa Maria Maggiore, where he became close friends with other future painters such as Giovanni Battista Ciolina, Gian Maria Rastellini and Lorenzo Peretti Junior, and absorbed the teachings of Enrico Cavalli, a great connaisseur of the French art of the time, who decisively influenced him to follow the path of painting.
In the spring of 1891 he exhibited two works, La bottega del calderaio (The Tinker’s Workshop) and Ricordanze (Remembrance), at the First Triennale of Brera, a vitally important occasion because there he made contact for the first time with the arising Divisionist movement.
However, during his stay in Lyon, from 1894 to 1895, in the company of his friend and fellow painter Giovanni Battista Ciolina, Fornara drew closer to the neo-impressionist movement, as he manifested in the work En plein air which was, however, refused in 1897 by the Third Biennale of Brera, despite being judged very positively by artists such as Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo and Giovanni Segantini, two of the leading exponents of divisionism.
He made the acquaintance of Alberto Grubicy de Dragon, owner of the Grubicy Gallery and brother of the promoter of divisionism in Europe, the art dealer Vittore Grubicy de Dragon, himself a painter, and impressed them both.
They put him in touch with Segantini, who employed the young artist as his assistant at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle.
Thanks to the patronage of the Grubicys, Fornara’s work was presented at all the national and international painting exhibitions of any importance in those years, but his adherence to the divisionist school gradually began to wane until it finally petered out altogether during the 1920s, when the artist began his own painting research in a completely personal style. In 1922 he definitively retired to his beloved Val Vigezzo, where he died in 1968.

Dimensions 
71cm x 55cm

Feel free to contact us for any additional information, 
Free delivery in Paris "
Pair of oil painted portraits, representing a couple (the parents of the painter?) Signed Ch. Fornara and dated 1895. Painting of a high quality (painter quoted).

Biography
Italian neo-impressionist anddivisionist painter
Born in Prestinone (Craveggia) into a humble family of Valle Vigezzo farmers in 1871, his talent emerged after he began attending courses in painting, drawing and ornamentation at the local Rossetti Valentini Art School in Santa Maria Maggiore, where he became close friends with other future painters such as Giovanni Battista Ciolina, Gian Maria Rastellini and Lorenzo Peretti Junior, and absorbed the teachings of Enrico Cavalli, a great connaisseur of the French art of the time, who decisively influenced him to follow the path of painting.
In the spring of 1891 he exhibited two works,La bottega del calderaio(The Tinker’s Workshop) andRicordanze(Remembrance), at the First Triennale of Brera, a vitally important occasion because there he made contact for the first time with the arisingDivisionist movement.
However, during his stay in Lyon, from 1894 to 1895, in the company of his friend and fellow painter Giovanni Battista Ciolina, Fornara drew closer to theneo-impressionist movement, as he manifested in the work En plein air which was, however, refused in 1897 by the Third Biennale of Brera, despite being judged very positively by artists such asGiuseppe Pellizza da VolpedoandGiovanni Segantini,two of the leading exponents of divisionism.
He made the acquaintance of Alberto Grubicy de Dragon, owner of the Grubicy Gallery and brother of the promoter of divisionism in Europe, the art dealer Vittore Grubicy de Dragon, himself a painter, and impressed them both.
They put him in touch with Segantini, who employed the young artist as his assistant at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle.
Thanks to the patronage of the Grubicys, Fornara’s work was presented at all the national and international painting exhibitions of any importance in those years, but his adherence to the divisionist school gradually began to wane until it finally petered out altogether during the 1920s, when the artist began his own painting research in a completely personal style. In 1922 he definitively retired to his beloved Val Vigezzo, where he died in 1968.

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Pair of oil painted portraits, representing a couple (the parents of the painter?) Signed Ch. Fornara and dated 1895. Painting of a high quality (painter quoted).

Biography
Italian neo-impressionist and divisionist painter
Born in Prestinone (Craveggia) into a humble family of Valle Vigezzo farmers in 1871, his talent emerged after he began attending courses in painting, drawing and ornamentation at the local Rossetti Valentini Art School in Santa Maria Maggiore, where he became close friends with other future painters such as Giovanni Battista Ciolina, Gian Maria Rastellini and Lorenzo Peretti Junior, and absorbed the teachings of Enrico Cavalli, a great connaisseur of the French art of the time, who decisively influenced him to follow the path of painting.
In the spring of 1891 he exhibited two works, La bottega del calderaio (The Tinker’s Workshop) and Ricordanze (Remembrance), at the First Triennale of Brera, a vitally important occasion because there he made contact for the first time with the arising Divisionist movement.
However, during his stay in Lyon, from 1894 to 1895, in the company of his friend and fellow painter Giovanni Battista Ciolina, Fornara drew closer to the neo-impressionist movement, as he manifested in the work En plein air which was, however, refused in 1897 by the Third Biennale of Brera, despite being judged very positively by artists such as Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo and Giovanni Segantini, two of the leading exponents of divisionism.
He made the acquaintance of Alberto Grubicy de Dragon, owner of the Grubicy Gallery and brother of the promoter of divisionism in Europe, the art dealer Vittore Grubicy de Dragon, himself a painter, and impressed them both.
They put him in touch with Segantini, who employed the young artist as his assistant at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle.
Thanks to the patronage of the Grubicys, Fornara’s work was presented at all the national and international painting exhibitions of any importance in those years, but his adherence to the divisionist school gradually began to wane until it finally petered out altogether during the 1920s, when the artist began his own painting research in a completely personal style. In 1922 he definitively retired to his beloved Val Vigezzo, where he died in 1968.

Dimensions 
71cm x 55cm

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