b. 1896, Ferrara, IT
d. 1956, Milan, IT


Filippo de Pisis (*1896 Ferrara, Italy | †1956 Milan, Italy), born Luigi Filippo Tibertelli, was the third of seven brothers and the son of marquis Ermanno and Giuseppina Tibertelli. Like the other Tibertelli children, de Pisis was home-schooled before following an education at private schools. Next to the standard courses, de Pisis attended artistic classes such as music and painting and at the age of twelve decorated the family home with dated and signed watercolors. De Pisis identified himself with his medieval ancestor, the fifteenth-century mercenary Filippo Tibertelli Da Pisa, a variant of whose name he adopted in 1912.

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