Achille BELTRAME ✿

Achille Beltrame (Arzignano, March 19, 1871 - Milan, February 19, 1945) was an Italian illustrator and painter who designed the covers of the weekly magazine La Domenica del Corriere from 1899 to 1944.

From 1883 he attended the Royal Technical School "Andrea Palladio" in Vicenza where, at the end of the second year, he was discharged with a "special honorable mention in drawing". In 1886 he moved to Milan, to attend courses at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, with the intention of becoming a painter, where after four years of courses in various disciplines of drawing and painting, he obtained a diploma. He was a pupil of Francesco Hayez and Giuseppe Bertini.
In 1890 he won the Mylius prize with the work Fracta Virtus. In 1892 the family moved to Vicenza where he too spent some periods from 1894 to 1895, and where he shared the studio with the Vicenza sculptor Innocente Franceschini. in this period he made some paintings of glimpses of Vicenza. The artist also dedicated a cover of the Domenica del Corriere to Vicenza.
In 1896 he collaborated with the newspaper as an illustrator in the Italian illustration and in 1898 he was called by Luigi Albertini to contribute to the creation of La Domenica del Corriere, the weekly illustrated magazine of the Corriere della Sera newspaper. He also works as a poster designer for Officine Grafiche Ricordi, for which he creates advertising posters.

In 1910 he founded the Association of Lombardi Watercolorists, to support this technique. Until the end of the 1930s he spent a life divided between his commitment to the newspaper and his free time dedicated to painting and short vacation periods at the lakes, in Liguria and in the Dolomites, as evidenced by the innumerable glimpses of the Ligurian Riviera. In 1937 he moved to Bergamo for a period where he produced a series of works dedicated to the city and its surroundings.

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