Painter Armando Pizzinato died yesterday in Venice at the age of 94. Born in the foothills of the Dolomites in Friuli in 1910, Pizzinato spent most of his life in Venice, where he attended the Accademia di Belle Arti in 1930, and opened his first showing in 1941 at the Botteghe d'Arte. He was active up to his death, and his work can be seen in the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, as well as in countless other world-class museums.
Here's a sampling of some of his art. He was a "partisan painter" and active in the resistance during World War II, a theme found in some of the work included below. In his obit in the Gazzettino writes: "He always searched anxiously and stubbornly for truth in art and in life. With passion, he always sought to take the part of the weak and oppressed".