Aldo Mazza, illustrator and more

Milanese artist Aldo Mazza (1880-1964) is known mostly as an illustrator. He collaborated since his early years with various publishing houses (including Vallardi, Sonzogno, Bertatelli, and Officine Grafiche Ricordi) and periodicals (such as weekly magazines “Guerin Meschino” and “L’Illustrazione Italiana”, and daily newspaper “Il Secolo”). He created illustrations for novels and drew illustrations, vignettes, posters for advertisement, propaganda, and theater show, postcards and calendars.

Mazza also always cultivated a passion for traditional painting, inspired by realist style, with interesting developments in colorist research. His works were put on display in Brera’s Fine Arts Academy, Milan’s Galleria Pesaro, and the first International Exhibition of Colonial Art held in Rome.

Elegant women, urban landscapes and flower compositions stand out as Mazza’s most frequent subjects.

Here is a gallery of his works, kept in Milan’s “Leonardo da Vinci” Museum of Science and Technology.

Aldo Mazza, "Signora con vestito lilla" - "Lady in a Lilac Dress"

"Lady in a Lilac Dress", 1924, oil on canvas

Aldo Mazza, "Donna velata" - "veiled woman"

"Veiled Woman", 1937, oil on canvas

Aldo Mazza, "Donna in abito viola" - "Woman in a Purple Dress"

"Woman in a Purple Dress", 1924, crayon on paper

- "Naken Woman Picking Fruit"

"Naken Woman Picking Fruit", 1937, oil on canvas

Aldo Mazza, "Testa di donna con cappello" - "Woman's Head with Hat"

"Woman's Head with Hat", 1924, oil on canvas

Aldo Mazza, "Mare di Tripoli" - "The Sea off Tripoli"

"The Sea off Tripoli", 1931, oil on cardboard

Aldo Mazza, "Il mercato di Tripoli" - "Tripoli's Market"

"Tripoli's Market", 1931, oil on wood

Aldo Mazza, "Forno arabo Suk-El-Gimma" - "Arab Oven Suk-El-Gimma"

"Arab Oven Suk-El-Gimma", 1930s, oil on cardboard

Aldo Mazza, "Vaso con fiori" - "Vase with Flowers"

"Vase with Flowers", 1928, oil on canvas

Aldo Mazza Autoritratto - Self-portrait

"Self-portrait", 1934, oil on canvas

Aldo Mazza, illustrator and more

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