Alberto Beltrame

On 10th August 1892 Alberto Beltrame, a painter, was born in Adria.

He studied at the Academy of Venice and Bologna, having among his masters Ettore Tito and Domenico Ferrari.

He moved to Sanremo in 1920, in a building in Via Mentana, where he dedicated himself to teaching, without however diminishing his creative commitment. He also began a close friendship with the hybridizer Quinto Mansuino and with the engineer Stefano Canepa.Espose at the Casino, at the West End Astoria and in 1931 he promoted the 1st Art Exhibition of the Sanremo Artists at Villa Ormond which was attended by Filippo Salesi, Vincenzo Pasquali, Franco Bargiggia and Giovanbattista Rilla.

He took part in many Venetian Biennales, Turin Quadrennials, and the Genoa Maritime Exhibition, obtaining unanimous critical and public acclaim.

Among his most important works: Concerto rusticano, Ultimo sole della Laguna, Merlettaie, La chiesa abbandonata, Feste di vele, Portatrici di fiori.

A spontaneous and sure painter, Alberto Beltrame was congenial to catch the crowds in movement, with rapid and robust brushstrokes.

He died in Sanremo on 17th January 1978, in his living-studio in via Cavour.

(source:Marco Mauro)

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