Ceramic by Italian artist Salvatore Fiume

Salvatore Fiume

Italian artist, architect, writer, and stage designer

Salvatore Fiume (October 1915, Comiso, Sicily, Italy–June 1997) was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, writer, and stage designer. He studied etching and lithography at Urbino, and after graduating in 1936, he moved to Milan. In 1936, he Salvatore Fiume moved to Turin where he became the artistic director of the cultural magazine Tecnica e organizzazione owned by the owner of Olivetti & C. Spa Adriano Olivetti.

In 1938, Salvatore Fiume moves to Canzo, close lake Como, to focus exclusively on painting, sculpture and set design. read more.

In 1949, Fiume had his first solo gallery exhibition at Galleria Borromini, in Milan and was invited by Gio Ponti to create a large-scale 48m by 3 m painting for the Andrea Doria cruise ship.His works are showcased in some of the most important museums in the world, including the Vatican Museums, the Hermitage of Saint Petersburg, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Pushkin Museum of Moscow, and the Modern Art Gallery of Milan.

For additional information on Salvatore Fiume, please go to Fiume.org

Last updated: February 1, 2020

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