Signed also on the back and located: a little sun (megève). Angel (angelo) abrate, born on. Before coming to settle in France. He spent part of his childhood, from 1908, in Marseille. Where his parents have emigrated.Back in Turin, at the age of 16, he has to work to support his parents. He becomes a worker in metallurgy. His passion for the mountain leads him during his leisure activities to mountaineering. And he made several firsts in the biggest alpine massifs. He is admitted to 23 years as a member of the Italian Alpine Club. (cai) and will also be a member of the French Alpine Club. (caf) and high mountain gendarmerie platoon. At the age of 27, when he became an industrial designer. He decided, given the success of his first exhibitions, to devote himself completely to painting. He is a member of the Mountain Painters Society.
He moved first to Courmayeur. (aosta), then, in 1933 in sallanches. Where he built his own house in 1938, and he will be named honorary citizen in 1976. He publishes his autobiography (original title: ultima tela) at arthaud in 1976.
Angel abrate is a self-taught painter and we do not know any proven artistic training. Admirer and friend of Cesare Maggi. That he met for the first time during the winter of 1920 on the heights of sauze d'oulx. He will remain great friends until the death of the latter in 1960. He will also befriend the painters joseph-victor communal.
His first exhibition at Cai in Turin in 1924. It will be followed by many other exhibitions; first in chamonix in 1927. Then in turin in 1928. It is then found in Milan, paris at the gallery écalle in 1937. He won the first prize at the national exhibition of the mountain in turin in 1970.
The spm he devoted a retrospective in 1992. He painted mainly mountain and high mountain landscapes, not hesitating to take his equipment with him during his mountaineering races. He painted, mostly, on panel and first exclusively with a knife (until 1944) except the skies he executed with a brush.
He is especially known for his "grisailles\He also rediscovered the creeks of Marseille that he painted at the end of his life. His paintings are present in many museums. He left an important legacy to the commune of Sallanches who exhibited his paintings at the town hall. Ange abrate was also an author.
He collaborated with several periodicals and mountain magazines in Italy, France and Switzerland. He published in Aoste a book in Italian, "ultima tela\Anne buttin, sylvain jacqueline.The editions of the amateur and the friends of the chambery museums. Robert the roy-wattiaux, jacques daures, roger lefebvre.
A hundred years of mountain painting. Paris, society of mountain painters. Angel abrate, the last canvas, arthaud, grenoble, 1976.
Angel abrate, painter of the pays de savoie - biography. Galerie écalle, snows of mont-blanc by angel abrate, the mountain painter, 1937. The item "angel abrate megève oil on wood 32x23cm torino sallanches chamonix" is on sale since Sunday, January 28, 2018. It is in the category "art , antiques \ art of the twentieth, contemporary \ paintings ".
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