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Remo Squillantini was born in Stia, in the province of Arezzo in 1920. Successful author, with his famous cycles such as "Suonatori di jazz" and "I giocatori", loved by collectors and immediately recognisable by the general public for his particular technique, Squillantini was an artist of great fame, remaining at the same time a simple and shy man, who spoke above all through his increasingly popular works. After dedicating himself to an intense activity as an illustrator which saw him engaged with important publishers, from 1970 he dedicated himself exclusively to painting, immediately receiving praiseworthy recognition. Remo Squillantini is a master in depicting women and men at the end of their illusions, without hope of happiness, figures that express the expectation of nothing for themselves, for others. He elaborates a gallery of characters intent on daily rituals, of which he highlights vices, habits, weaknesses and conformism. His characters are anonymous extras who crowd the stage of everyday life, aged men and women who are worn out, without dreams, desires, illusions. Yet the message that seems to come from his canvases is to react to a bourgeois life that drags on, a sort of invitation to live fully, to write life stories full of passion and civil commitment. The artist is invited to numerous national exhibitions and shows by participating in important fairs such as: "Arte Fiera di Bologna" on several occasions, and from 1978 onwards to "Expo Arte di Bari. Of particular importance have been some subject exhibitions that have dealt with entire cycles of his painting such as "The seven deadly sins", "The sea", "The cabaret", "Sinopie primi '900". His works can be found at banks and public institutions and in important national collections, as well as in the United States, Canada, Germany, Switzerland and Holland. He died in Florence in 1996.Read more Close