Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) was born in 1890 in Bologna, Italy, where he lived until his death in 1964. From 1907-13, he was enrolled at the Bologna Accademia di Belle Arti, where he later served as the professor of engraving and etching from 1930-56. In 1913-14, he established connections and exhibited with Italian Futurist artists such as Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla, and Fortunato Depero, and in 1918-19, worked briefly as part of the Scuola Metafisica with Giorgio de Chirico and Carlo Carrà. By 1920, Morandi established the small scale depictions of still lifes and landscapes that he would pursue for the remainder of his career, and which were associated with no other school or style but his own.
Last year, even the birds showed up.Under the silent gaze of a few unticketed pigeons in the rafters of CenturyLink Field Event Center, 15,000 people swarmed the inaugural Seattle Art Fair, a network of 60 booths of paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, and at least one virtual reality trip.