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Farpi Vignoli

Olympic athlete

Farpi Vignoli (August 21, 1907 – November 1997) was an Italian sculptor. He was born and died in Bologna. Farpi Vignoli was born in Bologna in August 1907 (where he will live up to November 1997), from Callisto Vignoli, a carpenter, and Ersilia Tagliavini. He was the younger of three brothers. (The first name, unusual, born from a longer name that his father was tring to compose). It spends the infancy and the first adolescence in a house near the racecourse of the Arcoveggio (from which the inspiration for the Il guidatore di sulki" (The Sulky Driver) and then for the horse). In 1919 he was admitted to the College Venturoli, where he studied painting, sculpture, architecture following sculptor Enrico Barberi's teachings. In this period a brotherly friendship was born with Paolo Manaresi. In the same period the friendship with the sculptor Luciano Minguzzi was consolidated, as he they continued in the Academy with the same teacher Ercole Drei, then busy in the realization of the marmoreal Images of Liberty and Victory for the Chartreuse in Bologna. Concluded then the Art Academy, in 1934 he begins in Bologna with a personal exposition. In the II Quadriennale in Rome, in 1935 (on  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1907-08-21
Place of birth
Bologna

Death

Date of death
1997-11

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