Born in 1901 in Pistoia, Italy, Marino Marini studied at the Belle Arti in Florence and then taught at the Belle Arti in Milan. He has been an incredible influence to many artists, including my dad and was more than just a guiding figure for a young eager artist.
This painting is called “The three daughters of the coach mechanic” or in Italian “Le tre figlie del carrozziere” which definitely sounds a lot better. He is more known for his bronze sculptures though, rather than his paintings, but this is my favourite painting. So expressive and the combination of colours is amazing and so is his sharp humour.
If you happen to be in San Francisco, you can visit the MoMa which has a couple of his works, including a gorgeous horse in bronze.