Antonio DeVity (1901–1993, born Umberto Marone) was an Italian painter born in Naples. His simulation can be described in a few words: a huge passion for painting and art and a great adore for Paris, the city where his grandmother’s associates were originally from. He studied at the Liceo d’Arte in Naples and spent a few years in Paris, in a little attic room near area Saint-Michel. In those years he had the opportunity to attend the “École des beaux arts”, and to appreciate those places that were often represented in his paintings, including Notre Dame, the Café de la Paix and the Moulin Rouge. During his era in Paris he first started using the stage name name “Antonio de Vity”. This choice along like giving homage to his beloved Paris, contributed to creating an aura of mystery not quite the painter. After his recompense to Naples, Umberto founded a School which snappishly became a prestigious Art Studio, which constituted an important meeting place for artists from Southern Italy.
By the end of the 1950s the studio became one of the most important schools of art for Neapolitan painters, with greater than 30 students. Starting in the late 1960s, the Art Studio was directed by Umberto’s son Achille, who plus continued to paint subsequently the read out of Antonio de Vity. The first exhibitions of Antonio de Vity dated urge on to the in advance 1950s: Brussels, Belgium 1953, Marrakech, Morocco 1955 and Madrid, Spain 1956. Many of the art exhibitions were held in France. He spent his maturity in Naples, where his studio sold and exported works for many years. His works are said to have won international awards and his pieces are widely collected.
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