“Nude of a Woman” bronze, by Antonio Zucconi, 1959. Signed and dated at the bottom of the front.
Antonio Zucconi (Macerata, 1894 – Turin, 1967) was a pupil of Edoardo Rubino at the Accademia Albertina in Turin. From the beginning of the 1920s he exhibited at the group shows of the Promotrice in Turin with works of Symbolist inspiration. From the 1930s onwards, his sculptures took on a more ‘twentieth-century’ tone, as a result of many influences, in particular Arturo Martini and Ernesto De Fiori. The vision of Vincenzo Gemito’s sculptures at the Venice Biennale in 1932 was more decisive for the development of his work. Present at the Venice Biennials of 1934 and 1936, he exhibited with Piedmontese artists at the Rome Gallery in 1938. In 1932, in collaboration with the architect Nicola Mosso and the sculptors Pavesi and Terracini, he created the Mysteries of Joy for the Sanctuary of Oropa. In the second half of the 1930s he again devoted himself to decorative sculpture in the Unione Industriali building in Biella.

Period: 1959

Measurements: H 61 x W 18 x D 25 cm