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Vintage impressionist oil portrait painting of a young woman by Pio Santini (1908-1986), signed bottom right.  A textured oil on canvas with vigorous impasto enforced  brush and knife strokes that give excellent depth and a sense of volume. The combination of brush and knife adds depth and interest with neutral hues of browns, greens and creams.  Her face is carved with a myriad of pink and beige to stunning effect as she looks slightly downwards in a demure fashion.


Medium: Oil on stretched canvas

Overall size: 10.5ins x 14ins or 27cms x 35cms (all measurements are approx).

Date: 1960's

Condition: This painting is in overall good vintage condition, expect imperfections associated with age, particularly at the four corners where the painting would once have been pinned to a frame.

Signed: Santini - Pio Santini (1908-1986) Pio (see photo) was a painter of figure compositions, figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes and waterscapes.  He showed his talents early in life and at the age of 16 made a sculpture of the head of Dante Alighieri. Count Colonna, a friend of the family, was struck by the quality of the work and commissioned the young Pio to do a bust of him.  So impressed by his work, the Count introduced him to the sculptor Carlo Fontana (1865-1956). Later, Pio attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.

In 1933 he moved to Paris Montparnasse area where he lived for more than 50 years. 

He held various exhibitions in Rome, Tokyo and Paris and was awarded the 
grand-prix du Salon des Artistes français (1970), médaille d'or du Salon des Artistes français (1971), prix Ernest Marché (1974), grand-prix du Salon des Artistes français (1974).

This painting is shipped track and trace, details are provided and the painting is fully insured.

Impressionist Female Portrait by Pio Santini

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