Enrico Castellani

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Enrico Castellani
Born4 August 1930
Died1 December 2017
AwardsPraemium Imperiale, 2010

Enrico Castellani (4 August 1930 – 1 December 2017) was an Italian artist. He was active in Italy from the early 1960s, and associated with Piero Manzoni and Vincenzo Agnetti [it].[1][2][3] Castellani is known for his "paintings of light".[4] He studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure in Belgium, then settled in Milan. Castellani collaborated with artists such as Getulio Alviani, Piero Manzoni, and others. In 2010 he received the Praemium Imperiale for painting.[5]

He died on 1 December 2017 at his home, the Castello Orsini of Celleno, in the province of Viterbo in Lazio.[6][7]


  1. ^ Silvia Lucchesi (2003). Castellani, Enrico. Grove Art Online. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T014675. (subscription required).
  2. ^ Castellani, Enrico. Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00033518. (subscription required).
  3. ^ Rosalba Zuccaro (1991). Castellani, Enrico (in Italian). Enciclopedia Italiana, V appendice. Roma: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana. Accessed September 2022.
  4. ^ "Actress Loren among Japan art prize winners". Google News. Agence France-Presse. 14 September 2010. Retrieved 14 September 2010.
  5. ^ [s.n.] (14 September 2010). The recipients of the 22nd Praemium Imperiale. The Japan Art Association. Archived 24 October 2017.
  6. ^ Vincenzo Trione (1 December 2017). Morto Enrico Castellani, avventuroso artista della geometria (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. Archived 3 December 2017.
  7. ^ [s.n.] (2010). 2010: Painting: Enrico Castellani. The Japan Art Association. Archived 22 December 2017.
  • Enrico Castellani, New Angular, Double Angular, 2009-2011 in "MozArt" - edited by Bruno Corà, Perugia, 3Arte - Ali&no editrice, n.1, 2012, p. 6-14 - ISBN 978-88-6254-092-6

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