GINO EMILIO CONTI PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY
GINO EMILIO CONTI
Born in Barga, Italy in 1900, Conti emigrated with his parents to Providence, Rhode Island in 1903. Upon graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1923, he was awarded two scholarships to study in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts in Fontainebleau and the Académie Julian in Paris. He also studied privately with François Gorguet, a member of the Institut de France, and with Jean Despujols, a Prix de Rome artist. During his time in Europe he also resided at the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria del Monte in Cesena, Italy. During the Great Depression in the late 1930s, he received contracts through the Works Progress Administration to paint two murals in Rhode Island - one at Samuel Slater Junior High School, Pawtucket and the second at Edwards Hall at the University of Rhode Island, Kingstown. He taught art at the Gordon School in Providence in the 1950s and 60s and was a member of both the Providence Art Club and the Providence Water Color Club.
In 1929, Conti had two one-man exhibitions, first in New York in the spring at the Montross Gallery, and then in Providence, Rhode Island in November at the Tilden-Thurber Galleries (the latter reviewed to great acclaim in The Providence Journal). In addition, the artist exhibited widely throughout his career in Paris, Boston, Philadelphia, Newport and Providence.
Municipal Art Gallery, Cesena, Italy
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI