|Franco Matania (1922-2006) |
Two Sleeping Nudes.
Sanguine and brown chalk on toned wove paper.
Signed lower right "Franco Matania".
34.8 x 45.7 cm. 13 3/4 x 18 inches.
Franco Matania (1922-2006) :
The highly accomplished artist Franco Matania was born in Naples, Italy in 1922 and was a pupil of his uncle Fortunino Mantania (1881-1963). Franco became a British subject in 1935 and continued to work in Paris and southern Spain until 1958 after which he settled in London. He was a member of the United Society of Artists, Society of Graphic Artists and the Society of Equestrian Artists. He exhibited in London at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers. He also exhibited in New York and was the recipient of many awards