From 1917 Marini studied painting and sculpture at the Academy of Arts in Florence , among others with the sculptor Domenico Trentacosta . In 1928 a first stay took place in Paris . In 1929 he took over a lectureship at the art school of the Villa Reale in Monza near Milan , which he held until 1940. In the following years he traveled frequently to Paris, where he made the acquaintance of Giorgio de Chirico , Wassily Kandinsky and Aristide Maillol and where he later met Pablo Picasso , Georges Braque and Henri Laurens . Stays in England, Germany and Greece followed. In 1938 he met Mercedes Pedrazzini, better known as Marina Marini, and married her that same year.
In 1940 Marini moved to the Accademia di Brera in Milan; He spent the years 1941 to 1946 in Ticino , Switzerland , where he met Alberto Giacometti , Fritz Wotruba and Germaine Richier . In 1946 he returned to Milan. In 1950 he traveled to the United States for the first time on the occasion of his first solo exhibition in New York ; it took place in the Buchholz Gallery, directed by Curt Valentin . Marini's patron Valentin died in 1954 while visiting Marini's house in Forte dei Marmi .
Marino Marini was a participant in documenta 1 (1955), documenta II (1959), and also documenta III in 1964 in Kassel . Large retrospectives of his work were shown in Zurich in 1962 and in Rome in 1966 . In 1985 the Roswitha Haftmann Modern Art gallery in Zurich showed sculptures, gouaches, drawings and graphics.
Marino Marini died on August 6, 1980 at the age of 79 in Viareggio.
A significant part of his works deals with the topic of "horse and man". Marini created a large amount of sculptures (such as the front of the entrance of the Neue Pinakothek in Munich standing sculpture ), which he partly painted.
He is known to a wider audience for his color-intensive lithographs , which were created in the 1960s and 1970s. He usually created cycles (such as “ Marini from Goethe ” or “ Marini from Shakespeare ”) with a certain motif (such as a standing person with one or two horses), which he changed in color.
- 1935: Grand Prize for Plastic at the II Quadriennale in Rome
- 1937: Grand Prize for Plastic at the International Exhibition in Paris
- 1952: Prize of the City of Venice for Plastic on the occasion of the XXVI. Biennial
- 1954: Antonio Feltrinelli Prize from the Accademia dei Lincei , Rome
- 1962: Honorary member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg
- 1968: Pour le mérite for science and the arts
- 1968: Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
- 1979: Admission to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Marino Marini / initiated a. explained by Hartmut Biermann with photos by Walter Dräyer a. Gerd Hatje. Deutsche Buchgemeinschaft, Berlin et al. 1963. ( The art series in colors ).
- Marino Marini. Miracolo. Edited by Cristina Steingräber in collaboration with Sibylle Luig. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2006. ISBN 978-3-7757-1875-2
- Marino Marini in Munich. Edited by Gerhard Habarta. Vienna, 1984. ISBN 385016-018-1
- Maria Netter: New work by Marino Marini. In: Architektur und Kunst , Vol. 41, 1954, pp. 146–151.
- Fondazione Marino Marini, Pistoia
- Museo Marino Marini, Florence
- Literature by and about Marino Marini in the catalog of the German National Library
- Marino Marini on kunstaspekte.de
- Image example: Reiter , 1948, Tate Collection ( Memento from April 14, 2003 in the Internet Archive )
- Materials by and about Marino Marini in the documenta archive
- Marino Marini , fondazionemarinomarini.it, accessed February 19, 1913
- Giulio Carlo Argan : The Art of the 20th Century 1880-1940 . Propylaea Art History Volume 12. Berlin 1977, pp. 310-311
- Ludmila Vachtova. Roswitha Haftmann . P. 103
- Honorary Members: Marino Marini. American Academy of Arts and Letters, accessed March 15, 2019 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian sculptor and graphic artist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 27, 1901|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Pistoia|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 6, 1980|
|Place of death||Viareggio|