Paola Levi-Montalcini (22 April 1909 – 29 September 2000) was an Italian painter.
She was born in Turin, Italy to parents who were Sephardi Jews. She was one of four children. Her fraternal twin sister was the neurologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, who won the Nobel Prize in 1986 in medicine. She also had an older brother, Gino, an engineer and architect, and an older sister, Anna (Nina).
Relationships and influences
Giorgio de Chirico wrote the first monograph on Levi-Montalcini in 1939, noting "her preferences for solid construction, large surfaces . . . and tendency to draw attention to the fantastic aspect of reality". She studied engraving with Stanley William Hayter following World War II. Hayter also trained her in automatic writing and gestural abstraction.
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