(1934 - 2010)
Franco Marzilli is an Italian Modernist painter and sculptor from Rome. His life's work is extremely varied, ranging from landscapes of the Roman Lazio countryside, to still lifes, to abstract subjects. Marzilli was at ease among landscape, still life and figure. His famous Roman landscapes, demonstrate a strength of draughtsmanship, enhanced by the extreme smoothness and refinement of color. In Marzilli's still lifes the bright colors are always wonderfully juxtaposed by lemons, grapes, apples, flowers that have the solidity of his ceramic sculptures, promising the fragrance and scent of reality.