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The Prize

Take home a collector's treasure by illustrious Italian impressionist, post-impressionist and neo-impressionist Michele Cascella.

  • Medium: Original oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 27.5" x 19.5" (70 x 49 cm approx.)
  • Framed
  • Retail Value: $16,000

Michele Cascella was an Italian artist known for his impressionistic landscape paintings. Inspired by the work of Vincent Van Gogh, Raoul Dufy, and Maurice Utrillo, Cascella used watercolor and pastels to convey the vibrant hues and abundant flora of the Abruzzi region of Italy.

Born on September 7, 1892 in Ortona a Mare, Italy, Cascella was taught drawing and printmaking techniques by his father the painter and graphic artist Basilio Cascella. He was still a teenager at the time of his first exhibition, and grew to know the artists Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Giorgio de Chirico while living in Milan.

Today, the artist’s works are held in the collections of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Museum of Modern Art in Brussels, among others.

 

The Cause

The Help A Life Foundation was formed in 2007 with the goal of housing and educating adolescent orphaned girls and providing them with a secure and supportive environment. We currently house 52 girls in a building compound capable of accommodating 56 girls and managed with a local staff of nine. Four tutorial rooms are used daily with a staff of six tutors in a range of subjects from English to Biology. 44 girls have completed high school and are at different universities throughout Ethiopia with most studying to become doctors or engineers.

These girls are selected from the surrounding villages with the collaborative effort of the local community leaders where they are housed in a gated safe group home with all living necessities provided for.

In addition, life skills training is also provided to integrate them into society as productive citizens. We currently have three self-sustaining projects, where five of the girls are managing them full-time as their careers and will be paid an according salary that allows them to integrate back into society as a proven success of Project Blue.

Much of the success of this project is due to Help a Life working directly with the local government and businesses. All of the HALF staff on Project Blue in Debre Markos are Ethiopian, and decisions are made in tandem with the local government officials.

Additional Details

  • In condition as donated.
  • Additional shipping charges may apply.
Item #P27303

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