Tito Livio Macrini

American, 1899 - 1976

Carnevale, ca. 1933
Oil on canvas board, in artist’s original, hand-carved frame
17 x 23 inches (framed 23 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches)

Signed T.L. Macrini, lower right; titled on reverse of frame.


Tito Livio Macrini was born in Lucca, Italy in 1899. He immigrated to New York in 1922 and eventually made his way to family in Chicago, where he worked as an artist and interior decorator. He worked on interior murals of buildings at Chicago’s Century of Progress Exhibition. There, he met Alfredo Capitanini, who owned the Italian Village Restaurant. Capitanini hired Macrini to paint the famed interior frescoes of the restaurant, which can still be seen today. Macrini also worked as a fine artist. He died in Chicago in 1976.

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