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Beatrice Lazzari

Lazzari ‘measures up’ as an exponent of avant-garde Rationalism. At the start of her career, Beatrice Lazzari (1900–1981) studied decoration at Venice’s Fine Arts Academy. Initially a landscape painterlinked to the Burano School, she broke with figurative traditions in the 1930s and moved to Rome where she became a successful abstract painter. Lazzari exhibited throughout Italy. In 1959 Lazzari abandoned oil painting and created multi-media works using alternative materials such as sand, glue, silk, gesso, tempera and acrylic. Her interest in the informal movement was particularly strong in the late 1950s and early 1960s. From 1964 on she began producing the graphite monochrome works for which she is most often recognized. Considered one of the most original artists of her generation, Lazzari was a leader of post-war art in Italy. Lazzari’s Measurements was restored by AWA and exhibited in 2016.