Tancredi Parmeggiani (Feltre 25/09/1927 - 27/09/1964 Rome). He spent his childhood in Belluno and he attended high school at the Salesian College until 1943, when he decided to interrupt his studies to join the classical art school in Venice, which will complete two years later. In 1946 he enrolled at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice to study at the Free School of Nude taught by Armando Pizzinato. In this time he met and became friends with Emilio Vedova. Her first pictorial evidence shows influences of Van Gogh and Modigliani in some respects.
At the end of 1947 the artist went to Paris where he met the European avant-garde of the first half of the century. Between 1948 and 1949 he lives and works in Feltre and Venice and here in May 1949 he held his first solo exhibition at the Sandri Gallery with a presentation by Virgilio Guidi, presenting works of abstract-geometric suffering from one side of Orphic Cubism of F. Kupka, Kandinsky and other De Stijl.
In 1950 he stayed in Rome, where it binds to the group Age d'Or, which organizes exhibitions and editions of the international. The following year the 1st exhibition of Italian abstract art at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Rome. He knows Perilli, Turcato and Dorazio and approaches to nucleare painting. In 1951 he participated in an exhibition of Italian abstract art at the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome. In the same year he moved to Venice, where he met Peggy Guggenheim, which provides a study of the works and gains. In 1952, again in Venice, he was awarded the prize thanks to the painting and the same year along with other artists signed the manifesto of spatiality, a movement founded in Milan around 1947 by Lucio Fontana.
Subsequently developed a language based on the points of light-colored signs and whirling machines, which find points of similarity with J Pollock and American Action Painting. He exhibited in 1952 at the Galleria del Cavallino, Venice. In 1953, there is also the Galleria del Naviglio in Milan with the presentation of Peggy Guggenheim and Virgilio Guidi. It 'also invited to the exhibition in Turin Italy-France, where he exhibited in the room next to Hans Hartung. In 1954 he participated in Tendances Actuelles with Pollock, Wols, Mathieu at the Kunsthalle Bern.
The 1955 begins with the final separation from Peggy Guggenheim, and it ends with the departure for Paris, where he exhibited in a group show at Galerie Stadler. In Paris knows Dubuffet, Asger Jorn, Karel Appel. In the following years he exhibited at the Saidenberg Gallery in New York, Hanover Gallery in London, in Rome at the Galleria Selecta and participates in the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh. In 1958 he married the Norwegian painter Tove Dietrichson. In 1959 he exhibited at the Ariete Gallery, he returned to Paris, where his daughter Elizabeth was born in December. In the spring of 1960 he returned to Milan, where he collaborates with the Ariete Gallery. In this year's trip to Norway and exhibited at the exhibition at the Gallery Procès Anti-Canal in Venice.
In 1962, after a trip to Sweden, he exhibited at the Venetian Canal Gallery and at the Galleria Levi, Milan, he also received the Marzotto award in Valdagno. At the end of the year a nervous breakdown led him to be at Linden Villa of Monza with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. Short stays in Rome in 1963 and shortly after the birth of his son Alexander, he returned to Venice at his sister where he had a new hospital problems. In 1964 he exhibited at the Venice Biennale, and after a quick trip to Sweden with his wife, he returned again to Rome by his brother. At sunrise of September 27 he committed suicide by jumping into the Tiber in Rome.
Latest exhibitions: in 2005 at the Palace of the Countess of Mel and in 2011 in Feltre, his hometown, at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna Carlo Rizzarda, "Tancredi Feltre" from 09/04 to 28/08/2011.
In 2011 the exhibition to 23/12 “Tancredi – Natura e Spazio. Opere dal 1955 al 1957” at the Matteo Lampertico gallery in Milan. It’s on show the New York exhibition at the Saidenberg Gallery, reproducing the original nucleus of works. This period is an opening to the International style, which focused on a more and more apparent fragmentation of the sign and a bright coloring, driving element in the paintings. The energy segment, coupled with the vibrations of light, creates a new harmony. This corresponds to one of the happiest periods of Tancredi production.

Tancredi Parmeggiani Senza titolo 1955

Tancredi Parmeggiani Senza titolo_ A proposito della laguna 2 1958_59

Tancredi Parmeggiani

Tancredi Parmeggiani Composizione 1955 olio e tempera su tela cm129X195 Collezione Guggenheim

Tancredi Parmeggiani Senza titolo 1952 tempera su carta incollata su tela cm 71 x 101

Tancredi Senza titolo (Marina Veneziana) 1957 olio su tela cm48x42

Tancredi Parmeggiani Pastello guazzo e grafite su carta cm70X99 Peggy Guggenheim Venezia

Tancredi Parmeggiani Composizione 1957 tempera su tela cm130X169 Peggy Guggenheim Venezia
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