Edoardo Krumm                              (Turin 1916 - Milan 1993)

Edoardo Krumm belongs to a family with centuries-old roots in Lombardy, norther Italy.  However, in 1916 his parents moved to Turin and this is where Edoardo was born.

 

According to family tradition Edoardo should have had a career in industry and finance (the family set up the company Cucirini-Cantoni, formerly Cantoni-Krumm), but he rebelled. Even as a little boy, he felt drawn to art and so eventually moved to Milan to study art and develop his own dialogue with canvases and colors.

There he attended the prestigious Brera Academy, studying under famous professors such as Giuseppe Palanti, Gianfranco Campestrini and Giovanni Lentini.

 

The chromatic liveliness and the expressive power of Palanti's portraits in particular gave him a "traditionalist" basis from which to start his journey of research and discovery to find his own personal language.

 

He painted until the Second World War, when he was conscripted into the army. On the 8th of September, 1943, he was taken prisoner and deported by the Germans to concentration camps in Poland. Later he was transferred to the Sandbostel camp in Germany, and then to Barmbek in the city of Hamburg, where he worked as a builder's mate. His skills as a painter were soon noticed an so he began to receive various commissions (portraits of officers and war scenes).

 

He returned to Italy at the end of the war and picked up his artistic activity again, engaging in a research project over several decades into various themes of contemporary painting, merging these with lessons from the classics he had studied during his academic training.

 

As Part of his intense artistic experience, Edoardo Krumm worked in many churches and oratories in northern Italy but also in other Italian regions, both as a painter of sacred works and as a restorer of paintings and frescoes.

 

4 religious works are exhibited in the Parè Church in Como, depicting the life of Jesus: Annunciation - Epiphany -  Crucifixion -  Death and Resurrection. (http://parrocchiavalmadrera.it/parrocchia/chiese2/chiesa-pare)

 

His Via Crucis is in the Church of Saints Nabore and Felice in via Tommaso Gulli, 62 in Milan (http://www.santinaboreefelice.it/chiesa/via_crucis.cshtml)

 

Other sacred paintings can be found in the Capuchin monastery in Viale Piave, Milan and in the Abbey of Santa Maria Assunta in Carignano, Genoa.

 

 

His main subjects depict the industrious daily life, portrayed both in the workplace and in more intimate, peaceful and timeless everyday settings. Countless portraits and landscapes are given a special atmosphere, sometimes colorful and lively, sometimes gloomy and dark but always penetrating.

 

His works are also held in important private collections, both in Italy and abroad.

 

Edoardo held personal exhibitions in numerous art galleries, including Galleria Gussoni, Galleria Sant'Ambrogio, Galleria Boccioni and Galleria Cortina in Milan, the UCAI Gallery in Brescia, Galleria 38 in Bergamo and Galleria 2001 in La Spezia. 

Many of his works have been included in group exhibitions since the early nineteen sixties.

 

A very talented painter, with a reflexive style and introspective character, Edoardo Krumm offers us precious works from the FAMILY COLLECTION.