Eugenio Barbieri (Forlì, IT, 1927 – Milan, IT, 2015)
Eugenio Barbieri lived and worked predominantly between Italy and France. He started painting as an autodidact approaching the Nouveau Réalisme Movement. In 1957, he went to Paris, where he developed important relationships with figures from the local artistic community at the time, working with the gallery founded by Rodolphe Stadler while building a lifelong intellectual friendship with José Pierre and Pierre Restany. In 1979, Restany edited a significant publication for Cegna éditeur containing all Barbieri’s “Mutables”, his most representative body of works. This series still constitutes the most important legacy of the artist within thirty years of activity, until his death in 2015 in his native town.