Ugo Mochi, 1889-1977
Simple name : Person: artist
Collection : People
Reference number : 1997/269
Ugo Mochi was a prolific sculptor, artist, illustrator and designer, who was born in 1889 in Florence, Italy. Aged 10 he was enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. In 1904 he attended the Institute of Graphic Arts in Bergamo, near Milan. He later opened his own studio as a designer for architects and engineers. Encouraged by many awards and scholarships Mochi left Italy to study at the Academy of Art in Berlin where under animal sculptor, August Gaul, Mochi focused on sculpture, especially on modeling animals.
In 1922, Mochi held a majorand succesful exhibition of his art in outline. His work was purchased by the Duke and Duchess of York, and Queen Mary for the Royal Windsor Collections. Encouraged by the success of his first one-man exhibition, Ugo Mochi decide to pursue a career in art. In 1928, Mochi emigrated to the United States and lived in Manhattan. where he continued to work as an artist until his death.
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- Institute of Graphic Arts, Bergamo : 1904
- Academy of Art, Berlin : post 1904
- Designed posters for the Underground Group : 1923