Tito Cittadini

Buenos Aires, 1886 – Palma de Mallorca, 1960

Born into the heart of a well-off family of Italian emigrants, Tito Cittadini began to study architecture at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, which he would later drop in favour of painting. In 1910, he travelled to Paris and enrolled in Anglada-Camarasa’s painting academy, thanks to which he came into contact with Mallorca. In July 1912, he came to the island before Anglada’s arrival and was so transfixed by Mallorca’s landscapes that from thereon in, they became the protagonist of his work, predominated by a chromatic wealth in which the human figure is relegated to the background. In addition to his friendship with Anglada, he coincided with other South American artists such as G. López Naguil, F. Bernareggi, A. Diehl and P. Blanes Viale. After a brief stay in Italy, Cittadini returned to the island upon the outbreak of the First World War and settled there. He participated in individual and group exhibitions in Palma, Barcelona, Madrid, Buenos Aires and Montevideo, among other cities. During the last years of his life, his work earned sincere recognition, such as the anthology at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Palma (1956) and the granting of a medal from the entity.

Works in the collection