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From Figuration,
To Post-Impressionism, To Abstraction

Heir of the Humanistic Culture,
Painter of Landscapes of the Soul

Intellectual, Writer, and
Special Journalist of the UN

A Public Figure, a Woman Beyond
the Boundary of Her Time

Mosaicist and Author
of Major Public Works in Northern Africa

Nenne Sanguineti Poggi An Artist Without Borders

It would not be far from the truth to say that painter Nenne Sanguineti Poggi captured, as no other artist has, the essence and the soul of her beloved Ethiopia and Eritrea. Her artwork on this favorite subject of hers spans over 70 years of experience; she has portrayed in an unparalleled fashion the people, the nature, the beliefs and the religions of those countries; and she has left behind precious images of a world that in many ways has been rapidly disappearing.

Described for a while as the painter of Emperor Haile Sellassie’, her prolific brush and her outstanding public works in mosaics and ceramics were well known well beyond East Africa and admired in the neighboring Orient, in Europe as well as the United States. This site, built on the wake of her recent death to commemorate the end of her 103rd year, offers a broad, although still very incomplete, review of her works and of the beauty and creative depth that she left behind, vibrant testimonials of her inner life; and presents a gallery of the artwork still available for enjoyment and for purchase.

Nenne Sanguineti Poggi un'artista senza frontiere

Non sarebbe errato il dire che la pittrice Nenne Sanguineti Poggi ha catturato come nessun altro artista contemporaneo l’essenza e l’anima della sua amata Eritrea ed Etiopia. Le sue opere dedicate a questi paesi coprono oltre 70 anni di studio ed esperienza; raffigurano in maniera eccezionale i loro popoli, la loro natura, le credenze e le religioni; ed offrono un prezioso lascito di un mondo che sotto molti aspetti sta rapidamente scomparendo.

Nota per un certo periodo come la pittrice dell’Imperatore Haile’ Sellassie’, il suo infaticabile pennello ed i grandi lavori pubblici in mosaico e ceramica furono conosciuti ed ammirati non solo in East Africa e nel vicino Oriente, ma anche in Europa e negli Stati Uniti. Questo sito, costruito per commemorare la sua recente dipartita all’eta’ di 103 anni, offre una restrospettiva ampia anche se incompleta delle sue opere e della bellezza e profondita’ creativa che l’artista ha lasciato dietro di lei, viva testimonianza della sua vita intima; ed una rassegna delle opere ancora disponibili ad essere ammirate ed acquistate.

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Portrait by Mimma Gambetta

Contact Us

Francesco Parisi
curator Italian collection
Phone: (011 39) 348 775 2276

Deborah Sanguineti
curator, USA collection
deborah.sanguineti@gmail.com
Phone: (001) (914) 844-0790

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