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"Motherhood"

Titled is in Italian. Hopefully someone here can translate for me.

Stunning small etching is 100mm x 75mm. With professional framing in excellent order 380 x 290mm.

Clearly signed and dated 1962 bottom right and titled bottom left.

From Wikipedia:
Aurelio De Felice ( Torreorsina , 29 October 1915 - Torreorsina , 14 June 1996 ) was a sculptor Italian . It is considered one of the most important examples of anti twentieth century sculpture. His works are exhibited all over the world.

Born in 1915 in Torreorsina , a hilltop village of Valnerina later incorporated as a fraction of Terni .

His education began in his home town, he went to Terni in the years 1928 - 1929. Fled to Rome, where he was hosted at the home of sculptor Enrico Quattrini , where he worked during the day and attended a artistic and industrial school in the evening. He knew at this time the sculptor Pericle Fazzini and the painter Luigi Montanarini .

In 1936 a patron saw his works at an exhibition and helped him enroll all ' Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma . During the academy years created several sculptures that fit into the framework of the "Roman School" , matrix expressionist .

In 1950 , along with Gino Severini he founded the "Italian art school", commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1955 he returned to Italy to direct "State Art School" of Acqui Terme , from which it passed in 1958 to head the "Volterra art school."

He became involved in the debate between realism and formalism of the fifties, on his way to personal interpretation of Cubism .

In 1961 commissioned by the Ministry of Education , he founded the ' State Institute of Art in Terni and in 1962 the' 'Association of Terni artists ",

Modern and contemporary art museum Aurelio De Felice was born from the donation made by him to the municipality of Terni , of his works and other local and international artists.

Contemporaries included Picasso, Brancusi, Cocteau and Leger.

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