Peter Chinni (1928-2019) enjoyed a distinguished career that began in the 1950’s and spanned two continents. Born to Calabrian immigrant parents in Mount Kisco, New York, Chinni studied at the Art Students League in New York City where he caught the attention of the great Italian critic and art historian, Lionello Venturi. With Venturi’s endorsement, he attended the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, studying painting and portraiture. In 1949, he left the Accademia to study privately with painter Felice Casorati in Turin and later with the cubist sculptor Roberto Melli in Rome.
Overall: 25 x 32 x 12 in. (63.5 x 81.3 x 30.5 cm)