Fortunato Gori

Affortunato Gori...or...Affortunato Gory...Fortunato Gori...or...Fortunato Gory Gory altered his name from Fortunato Gori when he moved from Florence to Paris at the turn of the last century. There is some confusion since he inter-changed first and last names often, both with the changed version and the original version. Affortunato Gory (Italian, fl. 1895-1925). Born in Florence, Affortunato Gory initially studied at the city's Accademia di Belle Arti under Augusto Rivalta. Settling in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century, he completed his training under Victorien-Antoine Bastet, before going on to exhibit at the Salon until the start of the First World War. He is recorded exhibiting at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1902, 1904, 1912, 1914 and 1923. He specialised predominantly in busts and statuettes of young women such as the one above.

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