Born in Florence, Tofanari after studying sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti moved to Paris and successively to London where he perfected his technique. An insightful observer of nature, Tofanari was famous for his ability to carve animals in their particular gait and to catch the naturalness of his subjects thanks to his chiselling prowess. He took part from 1909 to 1934 in all editions of the Venice Biennale, while in the Rome Quadriennale an entire pavilion was dedicated to him. His works can be admired in keynote galleries both in Italy and abroad: Rome, Florence, Paris, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, Bahia Blanca, Santa Fe, Rio de Janeiro, San Paolo.

In 1949, the President of the Republic issued a decree appointing him a member of the Accademia of San Luca in Roma.

 

Works:

Satyr on Turtle

Antilopes

Eagle

Dying Ram

Baboon

Playing Dogs

Stork with babies

Swan with babies

Donkey

Puppy

Elephants

Cats

Gazelle

Gazelle at the tree

Owls

Awakening

Mouflons

Parrott

Pelican

Panther

Panther

Panther with Rooster

Panther with Alligator

Sitting Panther

Ray

Monkeys

Chimpanzee with baby

Squirrell

Rockfishes

Fishes jumping

Oriental birds

Calf

Small Calf

Happy Family

Fox

Dolphins on turtle fountain

Turkey

 

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