the artist was
born in Sori (Genoa) in 1923, and died in Rome on 21/07/2006.
He attended the Art School in Palermo, then for one year the faculty of
architecture. Attardi is not only a painter and a sculptor, he is also
Abstraction and Exhibitions
In Rome, 1947, he signed the Abstraction manifesto “Forma Uno” (One Form)
as one of the founders, together with Perilli, Dorazio, Turcato and
Consagra. He received an award at the IX Exhibition of Valle Rovato, was
invited to exhibit his works at the XXVI and XXVI Venice Biennial
Exhibitions, and at the VI and VII Rome Quadriennial Exhibitions. In
1986 at the XI Rome Quadriennial Exhibition he exhibited a 1984 wood
polychrome “the singing woman” (donna cantante).
1947: Modern Art Studio in Rome;
1948-49: Art Club in Rome;
1961-65-66: La Nuova Pesa in Rome;
1963: Gallery 63 in New York;
1968-69-70-71: Gabbiano Gallery in Turin.
In 1950 Attardi abandoned Abstraction for more realistic art of an
expressionist and popular figurative timbre. Around 1956 he created a
magazine called “Città Aperta” (Open City) directing his artistic
interests totally toward political commitment and close to the
expressionism of Francis Bacon.
Traditional in painting and graphics, in sculpture, especially in wood..