October 20, 2018 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Saturday, November 3, 2018 - Sunday, January 13, 2019

Peter Chinni: Inside/Out

Gallery: Peter & Madeleine Martin Gallery
Opening: Saturday, November 3rd, Reception: 3-5 pm

"The son of Italian immigrants,Peter Chinni was born in 1928. His artistic journey began at the Art Students Leagure, followed by studies in Rome at the Accademia di Belle Arti and with Cubist sculptor Roberto Melli. After military service in postwar Germany Chinni set up studio in Manhattan, where his focus shifted from painting to sculpture. From here Chinni embarked on his long career in which he sought, through abstraction, the vital essence of three-dimensional forms.

Over time Chinni’s work has led to a long list of solo and group exhibitions, and an equally long list of collectors. Chinni’s work is in major public collections such as the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum, the Denver Museum, the Nelson Rockefeller Collection, and Amon Carter Museum of Western Art. Chinni settled in Taos in 2004, where he continues to his practice as a sculptor.