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Gaetano de Vito

Gaetano de Vito Italian painter

Italian painter
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Italian painter
Countries Italy
Occupations Painter
Type Arts
Gender male
Birth 9 June 1884
Death 7 February 1964
Star sign GeminiGemini
The details

Gaetano de Vito (9 June, 1884 – 7 February, 1964) was an Italian painter.


Filippo Palizzi was born in San Salvo in the province of Chieti of Abruzzo. Educated in the elementary school of San Salvo and the Middle School of Vasto, he moved to study at the technical institute in Taormina, Sicily. From there he enrolled at the Royal Institute of Fine Arts in Naples, initially under Filippo Palizzi. After graduating, in 1914, he obtained a teacher's degree at the Scuole Tecniche. Hew was named professor of Design for the Scuole Tecniche of Chieti.

He joined the army during the World War I and distinguished himself as a sub-lieutenant in the Battle for Monte Grappa. He was awarded a Medal of Bronze and a Cross of War. During World War II, he served as a captain in the army. he befriended the painter Luigi Martella, poet Romualdo Pantini, among the cultured salons of Vasto. During the 1950s and 1960s, he was named giudice conciliatore onorario of Vasto.

After the war, he quite teaching and dedicated himself to painting rural scenes, inspired by Palizzi. He died in San Salvo.

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