(b Cortona, 7 Apr. 1883; d Paris, 26 Feb. 1966). Italian painter, designer, and writer on art, active mainly in Paris. He first settled there in 1906, and he played an important role in transmitting the ideas of French avant-garde art to the Futurists, both of whose manifestos of painting he signed in 1910. His work was strongly influenced by Cubism (he knew Braque and Picasso) and he concerned himself with the problem of conveying a sense of movement and action by breaking up his picture space into contrasting and interacting rhythms (Suburban Train Arriving in Paris, 1915, Tate, London).
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)