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Name: Andrea de Chirico or Alberto Savinio
Year of Birth & Death: (1809 - 1952)
Biography: Savinio was the brother of Giorgio de Chirico. Savinio studied piano and composition at the Athens conservatoire, and later under Max Reger in Munich. His first stay in Paris was from 1911 to 1915, and he published a group of poems he called Les Chants de la Mi-Mort in 1914. He moved to Italy and published his first book, Hermafrodito in 1918. He continued to write ballet music, and his ballet Perseus was performed at the Metropolitan Opera of New York in 1924. During his second stay in Paris, from 1926 to 1934, he began to paint. He took part in several exhibtions in Italy, and he did his own designs for his ballet Vita dell’Uomo, staged in La Scala in 1951. An entire room was set aside for his work at the Venice Biennale in 1954.

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