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Corrado Cagli

CAGLI, CORRADO (1910–1976), Italian painter. Cagli was born in Ancona. In 1933 he tried to establish a School of Rome to rival the School of *Paris and reaffirm the principles of classical and Renaissance art. The Fascist government supported his efforts and gave him commissions for mosaics and murals for public buildings. In 1939, however, he was forced to flee and sought refuge first in France and then in the United States. Cagli, who witnessed the liberation of Buchenwald, painted a memorable series of pictures of the release of the prisoners from the camps. He returned to Italy after the war. In later years, Cagli's style passed through neo-realist and figurative stages. He attempted to translate the discoveries of physics in terms of painting.


R. de Grada and F. Russoli, Cagli (It., 1964); Roth, Art, 822.

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