Giorgio De Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico ; July 10, 1888 – November 20, 1978) was a pre-Surrealist and then Surrealist Italian painter born in Volos, Greece, to a Genovese mother and a Sicilian father.

 

He founded the scuola metafisica art movement. His surname is traditionally written De Chirico (capitalized De) when it stands alone.