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Chirico, Giorgio de

(Encyclopedia)Chirico, Giorgio de jōrˈjō dā kēˈrēkō [key], 1888–1978, Italian painter, b. Vólos, Greece. Chirico developed his enigmatic vision in Munich and Italy and from 1911 to 1915 he worked and exh...

Morandi, Giorgio

(Encyclopedia)Morandi, Giorgio jôrˈjō môränˈdē [key], 1890–1964, Italian painter and etcher, b. Bologna. He studied at that city's Fine Arts Academy (grad. 1913) and from 1930 to 1954 was a professor there...

Vasari, Giorgio

(Encyclopedia)Vasari, Giorgio jôrˈjō väzäˈrē [key], 1511–74, Italian architect, writer, and painter. He is best known for his entertaining biographies of artists, Vite de' più eccellenti architetti, pitto...

Clovio, Giorgio Giulio

(Encyclopedia)Clovio, Giorgio Giulio jôrˈjō jo͞oˈlyō klōˈvyō [key], 1498–1578, Italian illuminator, miniaturist, and painter, also called Macedo or Il Macedone because of his Macedonian origin. He studie...

Giorgio, Francesco di

(Encyclopedia)Giorgio, Francesco di (Francesco di Giorgio Martini) fränchāsˈkō dē jôrˈjō [key], 1439–1502, also called Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Italian engineer, architect, painter, and sculptor, b. ...

Armani, Giorgio

(Encyclopedia)Armani, Giorgio, 1934–, Italian fashion designer. He designed menswear at Nino Cerruti (1964–70), then worked freelance until 1975 when, in partnership with Sergio Galeotti, he opened his Milan de...

Bassani, Giorgio

(Encyclopedia)Bassani, Giorgio jôrˈjō bäsäˈnê [key], 1916–2000, Italian novelist. The recurrent background for his complex, analytic narratives about Jewish bourgeois life in Italy was the growth of fascis...

Napolitano, Giorgio

(Encyclopedia)Napolitano, Giorgio, 1925–, Italian political leader, b. Naples. He studied law at the Univ. of Naples, and was a member of the Communist party from 1945 until its dissolution in 1991, when he joine...

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