b. 1879, Rignano sull’Arno, IT
d. 1964, Forte dei Marmi, IT


Ardengo Soffici (*1879 Rignano sull'Arno IT | †1964 Forte dei Marmi IT) was a painter, etcher and graphic artist whose work draws influence from the two modernist movements whose artists of which he associated with, Cubism and Futurism. With the rise of Italian Fascism, Soffici’s artistic practise took a conservative turn, preferring landscapes and traditional Tuscan scenes.

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Selected exhibitions

2020, Ardengo Soffici: The Meeting between Dante and Beatrice, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
2020, Storie del Novecentoin Toscana, L.U.C.C.A. Museum, Lucca, Italy
2018, The Enchanted Room: Modern Works from the Pinacoteca di Brera, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London, UK
2017, Discoveries and massacres: Soffici and the Avant-Garde in Florence, Uffizi Museum, Florence, IT
2015, Soffici and Sironi. Silence and Disquiet, The Ardengo Soffici Museum, Prato, IT
2012, The Thirties: The Arts in Italy Beyond Fascism, Museo di Palazzo Strozzi, Florence Italy
2011, The Avant-garde. From Picasso To Pollock. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
2010, Futurismo: dinamismo e colore, Museo d’Arte Moderna Vittoria Colonna, Pescara, Italy
2010, El Universo Futurista. 1909-1936. Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2009, Framing Modernism, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London, United Kingdom
2008, Le Futurisme à Paris, Une avant-garde explosive, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2006, A tumultuous assembly. Visual poems of the Italian Futurists, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA, United States
1998, Three Collectors/Tre collezionisti, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
1994, The Artist and the Book in Twentieth Century Italy, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
1963, Italien 1905-1925 Futurismus und Pittura metafisica, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
1961, Futurism, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY, United States
1956, Modern Italian Art from the Estorick Collection, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom
1949, Twentieth Century Italian Art, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY, United States