Sleeping Girl With Book (1950)
ALDO SALVODORI (1905-2002)
Red chalk on paper; signed and dated bottom right.
In French mid-century frame
The girl in the drawing has just deliciously fallen asleep over her book; the measure and cornerstone of a happy existence.
Salvadori was born in Milan in 1905. He studied at the Art Institute of Florence and was a regular visitor to the Uffizi Gallery where he would spend hours gazing at the old masters. In 1926 he went to Paris to study the impressionists, drawing inspiration from Renoir, Degas, Manet and Cezanne. In 1929 he started teaching and continued until 1968 when he devoted himself entirely to his own work. He participated in the Venice Biennale, and the Rome Quadriennale (where in 1943 he won the first prize for his drawings) and exhibited in New York, Tokyo, London, Paris and Brussels.
Aldo Salvadori’s work has been offered at auction multiple times, the record price for this artist at auction is 5,910 USD for Woman in a Yellow Dress sold at Galleria Pannanti in 2021.