1 SAM CALDWELL.: Aurelius Battagila

Monday, 1 February 2010

Aurelius Battagila

I have just discovered the wonders of Aurelius Battagila. For those of you who don't know (and I am certainly one of them) -

Aurelius Battaglia (January 16, 1910 – May, 1984) was an American illustrator, muralist, writer, and director. He was born in Washington, D.C., in 1910 and he died in Provincetown, MA in May, 1984. He was the son of Giuseppe and Concetta Battaglia, who had emigrated from Cefalù, Italy. Aurelius attended the Corcoran School of Art. He graduated as one of the Corcoran’s most promising students, winning $50 in a Corcoran-sponsored art contest.

I'm loving the shapes he uses, aswell as the way he works into blocks of flat colour. Lovely stuff indeed.

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