Tony Agostini

Born on April 29, 1916 in Bastia (Corsica). Died in 1990 in Antony (Hauts de Seine). XXe century. French. Painter of animated scenes, figures, landscapes, urban landscapes,interior, still life, flowers, painter with the gouache, draughtsman. Post cubist.In the middle of an administrative career, he knew GenPaul, Francis Carco and Marcel Aymé inMontmartre in 1944, and came then to painting. It appeared in several of the annual shows ofParis, then: as from 1953 Living room of the Pilot Painters of their Time; in 1955 and annually School of Paris, gallery Carpenter; as well as the exhibitions sets of themes whichwere organized there: 1955 To discover, 1957 Greenshields Prices, 1961 Forms and Couleurs; in 1957 Living room of Tileries; as well as participations in collective exhibitions to l' foreigner. He made many personal exposures, since the first in 1947 and the second in 1948, then into 1951,1952, in Paris, Visconti gallery; 1957,1963 gallery Carpenter; 1959,1962 New York; 1960,1962 San Francisco; etc Perhaps influenced by GenPaul in the color, at the same time run up against and glaucous, as for the form, it observes the strict principles cézanniens, sometimes inflected by the cubism. In its painter beginnings of crowd and places and streets of Paris, it privileged then the still life.
Bibliography. :
-Vision sur Agosu'ni, Editions Vision sur les arts, Béziers, 1972
-Lydia Harambourg, in : L'École de Paris 1945-1965, Ides et Calendes, Neuchâtel, 1993.
E. Benezit : Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs. Grund, Paris, 1999.


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Still Life

Tony Agostini

'12 x 20 cm, watercolor'