Exhibition

A Friendship Across Europe - Peter de Francia and Renato Guttuso

14 Jan 2015 – 5 Apr 2015

Regular opening hours

Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£5.00, Concessions £3.50
National Art Pass, £2.50
Free to school children and full time students with valid NUS ID card.

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

London, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • Highbury & Islington

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A Friendship Across Europe - Peter de Francia and Renato Guttuso

A selection of drawings by the British artist Peter de Francia made in Italy in the years 1947 to 1953.

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A Friendship Across Europe - Peter de Francia and Renato Guttuso

A selection of drawings by the British artist Peter de Francia made in Italy in the years 1947 to 1953. It is dedicated to the friendship between the two artists who met in post-war Italy. Peter de Francia worked in Rome in the circle of Guttuso and at times in the same studio.  Both artists shared a belief in Neo-Realism and social engagement.

Guttuso on de Francia:

‘This passionate feeling for human affairs is always to be found in his work, whether he is tackling great dramatic themes of modern life, or simple subjects such as nudes, portraits or people in trains or on the street.’

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Curators

Lutz Becker

Exhibiting artists

Peter de Francia

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