“Landscape on the Via Cassia” oil on canvas by Mino Delle Site.
The work is signed at the bottom right Delle Site, listed in the catalog of the IV exhibition of figurative arts of Rome and Lazio, 1963, Galleria SPQR. On the back it has the gallery label.
Mino Delle Site (Lecce 1914 – Rome 1996) had first studied in his city and then graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. He took part to the Futurist Movement, from which he later broke away in search of new aesthetic expressions. He participated in the First Biennial of Palermo, the Second and Third Quadiennials of Rome and the Venice Biennials of 1934, 1936, 1938. In 1956 he presented in Rome an anthological exhibition summarizing twenty-five years of artistic activity; in 1957 he set up another solo exhibition in Rome, at the Aliberti Gallery; and he also participates in the VI, VII and VIII Roman Quadrennial.
In 1965 he exhibited in the USA, at the Rizzoli Gallery in New York with a personal anthological exhibition, works from 1932 to 1965. He won numerous competitions and prizes: in 1936 a prize for Mural Painting; in 1946 a prize for the Female Nude; in 1950 a “Attic” award. He has made decorations and mosaics for public and private entities. His works can be found in both Italian and foreigner public and private collections.
Measurements: H 55 x W 65 x D 1.5 cm