Biography
1899

Born in Turin

1917

Studies of Engineering and Architecture in Bologna

1918/19

Military service

1924/25

Lives in Rome, works as an engineer, makes drawings and landscapes, gets in contact with different sculptors and is meeting his future wife

1926-28

Lives in Milan, works as architect

1928-30

Lives in Berlin, gets in contact with artists of expressionism, first etchings

1931

Journey to Paris, studio in Paris

1933

Marriage with Genni / Jenny Wiegmann, stay in Milan, wall painting „The Mother“

1934

Apartment and studio in the Via Rugabella 19, Milan

1942

Military service

1943

Deep bombings in July and within destruction of his house and his whole ownership in the street Via Rugabella

1945-50

Member of the KPI, writes for the communist press

1956

Professorship for painting at the Kunsthochschule (Academy of Arts) in Berlin

1959

Stage settings for the „Berliner Ensemble“ and the „Deutsche Theater“

1960

Professorship at the Institut für Kunsterziehung (Institute of Art) at the University of Greifswald

1968

Execution of his huge picture „Riot of the Young” (Aufstand der Jugend)“ for Berlin

1969

Serious disease and death of Genni / Jenny

1973

Marriage with Susanne Arndt

2002

Died in Milan