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Original Pastels. “A Study of Nudes”. By Franco Matania. C 1980s



Franco Matania (1922-2006) was of Italian origin. He was a pupil of his uncle, the distinguished artist and illustrator, Fortunino Matania RI 1881-1963, and was an artist in all media, though mainly in Conté pencils and Pastel. His drawings are technically outstanding, particularly his equestrian and figure studies, and have elegance and style. He was a member of the United Society of Artists, the Society of Graphic Fine Art and Associate of the Society of Equestrian Artists. 1st prize Pastel Award Mall Galleries 1984. Society of Equestrian Artists Awards Mall Galleries 1986 and Westminster Galleries 1988. Works accepted 1960-88: RI Galleries, ROI, RA, Pastel Society, National Society, Graphic Society, and Equestrian Society. This remarkable example of his work in pastels is presented in a c1990s framing