Topic: Marino Persico
Marino Persico,Argentinian painter, a great small master
Marino Persico was born in Buenos Aires in 1910. He studied at the National
Academy of Fine Art. Collivadino, Alice and Victorica were some of his
master teachers. And in spite of the general acceptance of their influx on
Persico's works, we definitely remark his trade-signs all over his paintings
and sculptures. Teaching and sharing his knowledge was also a big part of
his life.He created the atelier of mural painting at the Superior School of
Fine Arts "Ernesto de la Carcova". He was a teacher at the National School
of Fine Arts "Prilidiano Pueyrredon", at the Superior School of Fine Arts
"Ernesto de la Carcova" and at the Technical School "Fernando Fader". He
died in Buenos Aires in 1976.
This artist from the southern neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Barracas, who at
that time was one of the city's most important industrial poles, was a
ceramics master. From 1940 on, he was awarded with several prizes for his
remarkable work both as a ceramics master as well as a painter. His works
can be appreciated in some Argentinean museums and private collections all
over the world. In spite of all this, this great artist is not so very much
recognized in Academic and critic publications and reviews. Marino Persico
could be defined as that kind of artists whose support is -unnoticeable-
needed to develop the so called "great" artists. His silent work was a
fantastic input to the world of Art.
Marino Persico's works both, ceramic and paintings, express a superb
treatment of the human figure, generally enlarging the result of an
idealization. Landscape and human figure are a constant sign in Persico's
works, separately or blended together.
His landscapes constitution express somewhat the influence of Cezanne in the
XX century art. Human figures within his landscapes appear only as small
assets or only by one side. This explicit distribution reaffirms what we
believe is his sensible look of nature; it's importance within his pictorial
works. On the other hand, Persico's sculptures and ceramic works' central
axis is the human figure.
Notwithstanding the European Art influence on his technique, Persico's
motives are deeply Argentinean Parana riverside landscapes, fishermen and
locals that can be appreciated in most of his works certify this.
2002 . G|R De la Recoleta Gallery, "Rescue of an artist", Buenos Aires,
1970 . First Prize in painting at the II Fine Art Hall , Municipal Club of
Buenos Aires, Argentine.
. First Prize in painting at the San Fernando Hall, Argentine.
Great Prize of Honor in Painting at the Manuel Belgrano Hall, Bs. As.,
1965 . Great Prize of Honor at the IX Painting Hall in Dean Funes, Cordoba,
1964 . First Prize XXXII Painting Hall in Mar del Plata, Argentine.
1963 . First Prize at the Dean Funes Art Hall, Cordoba, Argentine.
1961 . Prize "Eduardo Sivori" at the National Hall, Argentine.
1959 . One Prize in monocopy at the XLVII at the National Hall, Argentine.
. Prize in painting at the XVI Tandil Hall, Argentine.
Honorable Mention at the XXVI National Hall in Rosario, Argentine.
1956 . Prize in painting "Quinquela Martin" at the National Hall, Argentine.
1951 . Third Prize in drawing of the XXX National Hall in Rosario,
1941 . 1er. Premio y medalla de oro en ceramica, Liga del Empleado Publico,
1940 . First prize in Ceramics at the National Commission of Culture at the
National Hall of Decorative Artists, Argentine.
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