Gladstone Gallery presents, until December 22, an exhibition of historic works by Brazilian painter Alfredo Volpi (1896–1988), the first solo presentation of his work in the United States.

Volpi is regarded as one of the most influential and celebrated Brazilian painters, who the preeminent intellectual Mario Pedrosa called “the master of his time.”

He was a prominent painter of the artistic and cultural Brazilian modernist movement. He was born in Lucca, Italy but, less than two years later, he was taken by his parents to São Paulo, Brazil, became a Brazilian citizen, and lived there for the majority of his life. He was one of the most important artists of the so-called Grupo Santa Helena, formed in the 1930s with Francisco Rebolo, Clóvis Graciano, Mario Zanini, Rossir Osir e Bonadei, Fulvio Pennacchi, and others.

He died in May 28, 1988.

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