born on April 25th 1918 in Rome.
Brindisi studied in Pescara, l’Aquila, Rome and also frequented the Art
School in Urbino . He travelled studying in Florence, Paris and Venice
and finally settled in Milan. A lover of art and culture, he founded a
modern art museum at Lido di Spina, that houses a collection of the
works of leading contemporary artists of all nations.
Brindisi the expressionist
His earlier works are particularly descriptive and lyrical – they are
the works of a great painter, inspired by political and civil commitment,
the reference to expressionism has clear, informal understanding. His
paintings used expressionist characters of the New Figuration
He has received the approval of international critics and has become one
of the most quoted and famous Italian painters of this century. His
works have been faked and copied, becoming a typical and sad phenomenon
of the Art market.
In 1940 he held his first Personal Exhibition in Florence and in 1955 in
Zurich. These were followed by many awards and other personal
exhibitions of his works in several important towns in Italy. He has
also exhibited in Paris, Nice, at the Palazzo Reale in Milan , at the
Venice Biennial Exhibition and the Rome Quadrennial Exhibition, in
Cairo, at the San Paolo Brazil Biennial Exhibition, the International
Exhibition of the late 20th century in Paris, at the Modern Art Museums
of Trieste and Palermo. He has also been the President of the Milan
Painting according to Brindisi
He has painted great cyclic works with political and social themes, with
much vigour the History of Fascism (1957 – 62).
He has designed theatrical scenery including the panels for recent
operas at the Verona Arena.
He mainly paints figures, faces and landscapes, among his most well
known are “Venezie” (venetian scenes), “Oppositori” (The opposers) and
“Pastorelli” (The shepherds).