Giorgio Preca (1909 – 1984)
Giorgio Preca was born in 1909 and studied arts at the Accademia di Belle Arte in Rome along with other famous Maltese artists of the time. From the gestation period at the Accademia, these Maltese artists, including Willie Apap and Giorgio Preca, emerged distinctly influenced by local artists of the time, most prominently Morandi, who was considered one of the modernist pioneers from the inter-war years. Although this floating spirit of melancholy, contemplation and monochrome in the still-lifes and religious works are particular to the hands of Anton Inglott, Giorgio Preca is also known for recalling such a “Morandian” approach in his later works. Preca died in the year 1984 at the age of 75.
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