Pietro Cascella

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Pietro Cascella
Born 1921 February 2
Pescara, Italy
Died 2008 May 18
Nationality Italian
Known for historical and biblical themes
Notable work painting and sculpture

Pietro Cascella (February 2, 1921 – May 18, 2008) was an Italian painter and sculptor.

Cascella was born in Pescara from a family of ceramics artists. In 1938 he moved to Rome where he attended the Accademia di Belle Arti. In 1943 he took part in the Quadriennale di Roma painting exhibition and, in 1948, to the first post-World War II Biennale di Venezia.

Cascella is known for his Carrara marble sculptures and his paintings, which often refer to impressionism and post-impressionism. He created monumental sculptures for locations such as the Auschwitz death camp and Silvio Berlusconi's underground mausoleum in his villa in Arcore.

Cascella lived in a medieval castle in Verrucola. He died in Pietrasanta in 2008.


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