"Untitled" by Orfeo Tamburi
“Untitled” by Orfeo Tamburi.
- Dimensions: 65x77 cm
- Print runt: 69/150
- Dry stamp EC
Orfeo Tamburi was born in Jesi in Italy and graduated from the local Istituto Tecnico in 1926. In 1928 he went to study in Rome and completed his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts. He moved to Paris in 1936, where he was influenced by Cezanne.
He later returned to Italy to work with the Roman theatres and he took part in the Quadriennale di Roma and later the Biennale di Venezia. After the Second World War he returned to Paris and proceeded to travel extensively in Europe where he exhibited in Belgium, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
In the 1960s, he traveled to the United States, and gained a commission to photograph some American cities for the journal Fortune.
Back in Europe, he presented his works at an increasing number of exhibitions in all of the most important Italian cities.
Dottor Sorriso Onlus was founded in 1995 with the mission of making children's hospital stays more pleasant by giving them back their smile with Clown Therapy. Thanks to the support of private individuals, businesses and institutions, the foundation achieves its mission by having professional clowns carry out their work inside hospitals and rehabilitation centers, in strict collaboration with the medical professionals. The Dottor Sorriso clowns currently operate in 29 pediatric wards, 18 hospitals and 3 rehabilitation institutes, bringing smiles to more than 30,000 children every year, in 12 provinces all over Italy.
Dottor Sorriso Onlus was the first organization in Italy to even introduce Clown Therapy to rehabilitation institutes, to bring smiles and laughter to children affected by intellectual and motor disabilities. At the same time, over the years, the foundation has created a series of international projects in support of other organizations operating in difficult or emergency settings such as Macedonia, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Romania, India, Palestine and Burkina Faso.