Friday, June 19, 2015

The Ugo Guidi House Museum in Forte dei Marmi Tuscany

Ugo Guidi was born in Montiscendi (Pietrasanta, Tuscany) on September 14, 1912. From 1948 to the 1976 he taught sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara. He participated in major national exhibitions such as the Biennale in Milan, the Quadrennial of Rome, the Fiorino Florence, Biennali di Scultura in Carrara, Arts and Sports in Florence, Biennials of Bronzetto of Padua.

From 1958 his personal exhibitions were followed throughout Italy. In 1970 he was named Academic Correspondent in the Sculpture of the Academy of Design in Florence. He died on July 10, 1977 in his home-studio in Forte dei Marmi. The Tuscany Region, Tuscany Museums, the provinces of Lucca and Massa Carrara and the Municipality of Forte dei Marmi became promoters of the opening of the house-atelier by Guidi in Forte dei Marmi; it opened for the first time to the public from April 23 to May 8, 2005, and was a huge success with large numbers of visitors.

From 2006, The Ugo Guidi Museum was included in the official list of the Museums of the Tuscany Region and the Province of Lucca. In 2007 the house-museum was inserted by the Region of Tuscany in the list of Houses of Memory along with those of the most important Tuscan artists of all time as Dante, Boccaccio, Giotto, Masaccio, Piero della Francesca, Michelangelo and Leonardo. In 2013, the "House-Museum Ugo Guidi" has been included in the prestigious site

Guidi’s works can be found in many private and public collections: the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, Sport museum in Barcelona (Spain), Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara, Consejo Superior de Deportes in Madrid (Spain), Contemporary Art Museum in Santiago (Chile), the Gallery of Modern Art in New York. Anthological posthumous exhibitions were prepared in Forte dei Marmi, Colle Val D'Elsa, Pontremoli, Florence and many other towns. 

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