Armando Pizzinato (Maniago 7 ottobre 1910, Venezia 17 aprile 2004).
After the war he moved with his family in Pordenone, where his father, for serious financial damage, committed suicide. After working as assistant decorator and a deliveryman in a bank, in 1930 he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, where he studied painting with Virgilio Guidi and meets Alberto Viani and Giulio Turcato.
During this period, in which the vision of his painting is romantic, but detached from the provincial “intimate”, he became friend of Afro Basaldella and he met Giuseppe Santomaso and Carlo Scarpa. In 1933 he exposed in a collective at the tunnel Million in Milan.
In 1936 he was in Rome where he attended the study by Renato Guttuso and artists of the Roman School and the Group of Six of Turin. In this period precisely it was the important meeting with Renato Guttuso already engaged in a search ideological and aesthetic to be behind the choice of social realism of the postwar period.
After his return to Venice for the war, he continues to paint and in 1941 he holds its first exhibition at the Botteghe gallery. Two years later he exhibited at Gallery Milione in Milan and at Galleria del Cavallino, in Venice.
In September 1943 he interrupted the pictorial activities to participate actively in the Resistance and in 1945 he met Emilio Vedova with which worked for long. The year after he takes part in the founding of New Front of Arts, a group of artists who aspire to a renewal of Italian culture.
Successfully he exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1948 and at the exhibition "XX Century Italian Art," organized in 1949 by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Left the New Front of Arts, the artist joins realist movement.
The'60s marked a cycle of reflection that, in the midst of painful events and personal occasions prodigious creativity, he sees open his painting to deep vitality as in the "Gardens of Zaira", deploying an unexpected lyrical, new Venetian visions or in those of forests in Russia, in the turbines of the flight of seagulls - the long series of paintings of the early'70s - in which a “mono-cromatismo”, of many paints, seems to reduce the dominance of constant color, so in his paintings he evokes the tension and dynamism most significant in the works of maturity.
There are numerous retrospectives dedicated as a result of his work: in 1962 at Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice in 1967, the gallery Kusnjezti Most Moscow, where they are submitted 180 works well, then exposed to the Hermitage Museum ; In 1981 at the Museo Correr in Venice. Pizzinato also published in 1991 a book on his land entitled, Poffabro magical place, a fervent act of denunciation of architectural and natural degradation.
On 2013 the exhibition "Armando Pizzinato (1910 - 2004). Nel segno dell'uomo" at the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art "Armando Pizzinato" in Pordenone from 09/02 to 09/06.

Armando Piizzinato Gabbiani1974 tecnica mista su tela cm 48X66 Museo Civico di Rovereto

Armando Pizzinato Senza titolo 1947 olio su tela cm 45X55

Armando Pizzinato Betulle 1974 olio su tela cm 40X30

Armando Pizzinato Marina Ligure (Tellaro) 1974 olio su tela cm 50X70
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