Auction 47 n°47 - Selected paintings from the 19th and 20th century
By Casa d'aste Santa Giulia
May 25, 2024
via Cairoli, 26 - 25122 Brescia, Italy
May is again auction month for Santa Giulia; in fact, we present below our auction of selected 19th- and 20th-century paintings, a collection of 40 works expertly chosen by our experts.
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LOT 24:

Cesare Maggi
Cesare Maggi - Snow in the Aosta Valley

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Auction took place on May 25, 2024 at Casa d'aste Santa Giulia

Cesare Maggi - Snow in the Aosta Valley
Cesare Maggi - Snow in Val d'Aosta - Rome 1881 - Turin 1962 - Oil on panel 29x40.5 cm - Cesare Maggi, born in Rome on January 13, 1881, came from a family of actors. After classical studies between Florence and Lucca, he undertook his artistic training at the studios of Vittorio Corcos and Gaetano Esposito. He made his public debut in 1898 in Florence and later went to Paris to attend Fernand Cormon's academy. His artistic career was influenced by the light of Giovanni Segantini's painting, and in 1899 he moved to the Engadine to follow in his footsteps.After the death of his mother in 1900, Maggi settled in Turin and began his artistic experiments in Forno Alpi Graie. In 1900, he signed an exclusive contract with the dealer Alberto Grubicy, becoming part of the Divisionist group. In 1904, he moved to La Thuile in Val d'Aosta to further his study from life. In 1905, he presented the painting "Festive Morning" at the International Exhibition in Venice, marking a significant moment in his career.From 1907 onward, Maggi participated in numerous international exhibitions, gaining recognition and success. In 1913 he left La Thuile to settle in Turin, ending his Divisionist phase. The 1914 Venice Biennale still showed works influenced by Segantini. The call to arms in 1915 did not interrupt his artistic research, and his style was perfected during his military service.Discharged in 1919, he returned to Turin and resumed intense exhibition activity, achieving success and important acquisitions. In 1926, the painting "Snow" was purchased by the Turin Civic Gallery. His painting was influenced by the Novecento movement, without real adherence. In 1935 he became a substitute for Cesare Ferro at the Accademia Albertina in Turin, beginning a prolific teaching career until 1951.Over the years, Maggi participated in numerous national exhibitions, receiving prizes and awards. In 1947 he was appointed academician of S. Luca. In the following years, his exhibition activity thinned due to health problems and depression related to the death of his wife in 1957. In 1959, a retrospective in Turin marked his public consecration.Cesare Maggi died in Turin on May 11, 1961.