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Antoniucci Volti

Born in Albano, Italy in 1915, artist and sculptor Antonioucci Volti is widely considered to be one of the most important Late Modern figurative sculptors of the 20th century, ensuring the continuity of the human tradition.

Volti studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Nice from 1928 - 1930 and by 1932 had won gold medal for two bas-reliefs before going to Paris, where he entered the studio of Jean Boucher at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Volti served in the Second World War and was taken prisoner of war in Bavaria, before returning to Paris when the war ended. Finding himself in ill health and with all of his previous works destroyed Volti found himself beginning again and considered himself from that point on "self-taught". Volti began signing his works Volti and in 1950 was appointed to professor of wood and sculpture at the School of Applied Arts in Paris. In 1954 and 1955 Volti exhibited at the Brussels and Antwerp Biennales and in 1957 Volti's work was featured in a retrospective of his work at the Museum Rodin.

Works by Volti can be found in leading museums such as the Musee National d"Art Moderne, Paris. The Volti Foundation Museum, dedicated to his beautiful sculptures of female figures, opened in 1980 in Villefranche which is situated between Nice and Monaco.

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