This is Silvio Allason

By Gwylym Owen

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Silvio Allason (1845–1912) was an Italian painter, mainly of landscapes, seascapes, and moonlit nocturnes.

He was a resident in Turin. He first trained with his elder cousin, Ernesto Allason. He captures on canvas the dispel melancholy of the Alps, the unpleasant impetuosity of the sea, and the landscapes of moonlit nights. He exhibited in 1877 in Naples, a canvas titled: A noi e Salvataggio; Dopo la tempesta e Sconfitti, exhibited at Turin in 1880. He furthermore painted A Morning at Thuille. In 1887 in Venice, he exhibited: Solitudine. Among his further works: L ‘ agguato notturno, landscape; At the Montagna and Il gran Cervino (Matterhorn), near the bacino di Breuil in Val Tournanche. Of this artist, the critic Massarani spoke praises, and Levi took note of his nocturnes.

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