April 11, 2021 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 League, followed by studies in Rome at the Accademia di Belle Arti and with cubist sculptor Roberto Melli. After military service in post-war Germany, Chinni returned to Manhattan but soon left for Rome where he spent the next 20 years and was introduced to sculpture in 1957 by artist Jim Wines. In 1974 he moved back to NYC and in 2004 found his home in Taos.

What stands out in Chinni’s art is his ability to convey the vital force of objects through an expressive formalism, and at the same time infuse his most elegant abstractions with an organic energy.

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 Estate Gardens, and Amon Carter Museum of Western Art.