Born 1883, Cortonoa, Italy
Died 1966, Meudon, France
1899 Moves to Rome to study at the studio of Giacomo Balla under the guidance of Umberto Boccioni.
1906 Settles in Paris, where he meets Georges Braque, Amedeo Modigliani, and writer Max Jacob.
1910 Meets Pablo Picasso. Cosigns the Technical Manifesto of Futurist Painting and with Filippo Tommaso Marinetti serves as a link in the exchanges between the Parisian Cubist vanguard and Italian Futurist painters.
1912 His works are shown at the first exhibition of the Italian Futurists at the Bernheim-Jeune Gallery in Paris. His style encompasses a combination of early French Cubism and the dynamic movement of Futurism.
1914 His themes focus on the experiences of war.
1916 His war works are shown at “The Plastic Art of War,” show in Paris.
1921 Publishes his theoretical treaty entitled Du cubism au classicism where he discusses his turn to a more classical style and tradition. He would work in this classicizing style for the next two decades, before ultimately returning to his pre-1918 Futurist expressionism.