Vittorio Gussoni Orig Oil Painting on Board ITALIAN Portrait Painter b1893-d1968


Vittorio Gussoni was an Italian painter who was born in 1893 and died in 1968.

The condition of this painting is as found, oil on board, signed LL, light cracking in center as photo indicates.  Also, a light scratch that looks to have removed the varnish, also as shown “ only visible at an angle”.

My early research indicates that the artist used this particular model for several of his other works. She is a stunning woman! If you look closely to the painting. In particular the upper right corner, you will see an artist palette.This appears to have been done in his studio. Fantastic painting, not to mention a solid investment! Please see Bio and additional information listed below.  Feel free to contact us for any other questions.

Size is 19 1/2 tall X 16” wide un-framed

28” tall X 24” wide with frame

In 1922 Gussoni exhibited for the first time at the Biennale di Brera, he was appointed honorary member of the Academy.

In the same year he exhibited his work La Spagnola to the Artistic Family of Milan, while the following year, in 1923, presenting himself in the same event, he presented various works, depicting almost exclusively fascinating models, with the exception of a self-portrait.

Still in 1923, he was found at the Permanente in Milan with the work Mantilla.

His portraits found favorable criticism even abroad, especially in the United States.

He is considered a complete artist, he does not shy away from treating landscapes, animals, still lifes easily, sometimes set on a seafaring background, but expresses himself at best as a figure painter.

The feminine figures, always sinuous, persuasive, sometimes even provocative, occasionally have Spanish-like references.

One of his models, his favorite, accompanies him over the years.

He cultivated several friendships both in the world of art and culture -Giuseppe di Stefano, Giovanni Barrella, Carlo Dapporto, Carlo Carrà, Aligi Sassu, Orio Vergani.

Many portraits and other paintings are in private collections and galleries, one of his self-portraits is exhibited at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Despite the numerically low production and therefore with few works on the market, the most famous auction houses worldwide treat their paintings with always upward quotations.

Gussoni died in Sanremo in 1968, although enjoying some success in life, the true recognition took place posthumously. In fact after 2000, there were numerous exhibitions that tended to enhance his art.

In 2005 Vittorio Gussoni was one of the artists chosen by the Organizing Committee of the exhibition: The 1st Annual Collective Exhibition of the Arts of the Twentieth Century, held at the Cloister of Voltorre di Gavirate, with the patronage of the Province of Varese and the municipality of Gavirate, supported by the Council Regional of Lombardy .

In 2007 there was a retrospective exhibition of Gussoni at the Castello Visconteo of Pavia, under the patronage of the Lombardy Region.

Vittorio Gussoni learned the basics of drawing from his father. Then he enrolled at the Brera Academy, where he studied under Cesare Tallone before World War II, and after with Ambrogio Alciati. In 1922 he exhibited for the first time at the Biennale di Brera, the success and appreciation were such as to merit the appointment as honorary member of the Academy. In 1923 he represented the Permanente in Milan.

His portraits earned an appreciation from clients and even criticism from abroad, especially in the US where he enjoyed an interesting market, with progressive developments after his death. The true recognition of the artist took place (as often happens) posthumously

Vittorio Gussoni's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging up to $14,292 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 2006 the record price for this artist at auction is $14,292 USD for Giovane donna con vassoio di frutta, sold at Sotheby's Milan in 2008. The artist died in 1968.


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