An original Michele Cascella painting signed lower right and dated. A painting of a landscape with a farm house and afternoon sun with trees gouache on paper measuring approx. 14 x 18 inches in excellent condition.
Michele Cascella (1892-1989)
Michele Cascella was a very congenial and humane person, as well as a tenacious worker. The techniques Michele used were pastels, pencil and pen and ink drawings, oils, watercolors, ceramics, lithography and textiles. His most frequent subjects were the landscapes of Abruzzi, locations all over Italy, Portofino, Paris, London, New York, California, Mexico, Hawaii, Tuscany, flowers, portraits and still life. Michele himself said that Henry Rousseau and Picasso had the greatest impact on the art world, while Van Gogh, Utrillo and Raoual Dufy most influenced his own work. He is referred to as an Italian Impressionist, post-impressionist and neo-impressionist. Also primitivism and crepuscular landscape artist are used to describe his work.
Michele’s works are preserved at:
The Basilio Cascella Civic Museum in Pescara
The Pinacoteca Comunale M. Cascella in Ortona
The Risorgimento Museum and the Historical Collections in Milan
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London
The National Modern Art Gallery in Turin
Banca Nazionale del Lavoro in Rome
The Museum of the Jeu-de-Paume in France
The National Gallery of Luxembourg
The House Museum of Gabriele D’Annunzio in Pescara
The De Saisset Art Gallery of Santa Clara University in California, Permanent Collection
The Modern Art Gallery in Brussels,
The National Modern Art Gallery in Rome.