Thovez, Enrico

Name: Thovez, Enrico
Gender: Male
Birth: November 10, 1869 Torino
Death: February 16, 1925 Torino
Description: Enrico Thovez was a well known literary critic and poet in Turin. Son of the engineer Cesare Thovez, he attended professional school and enrolled the School of Sciences in 1886, but he soon changed his academic path and graduated in Modern Literature in 1896. Since 1895 he writes on the art journal "Gazzetta Veneziana" about D'Annunzio's poems and writings; he then collaborated with several newspapers, including "La Gazzetta del Popolo", "il Corriere della Sera" and "Il Resto del Carlino" writing about art, costume and criticism. In 1902 he founded, with Leonardo Bistolfi, Giorgio Ceragioli, Enrico Reycend and Davide Calandra, the journal "L'arte decorativa moderna"; in addition he joined the editorial office of the national "La Stampa" in 1905. Finally, Thovez was also involved in visual art: he participated in Venice Biennal as painter, and covered the role of director of the Turinese Museum of Modern Art for ten years. Among his writings, "Il poema dell’adolescenza" (1901), "L’opera pittorica di Vittorio Avondo" (1912), "Mimi dei moderni" (1919), "L’arco di Ulisse" (1921), "Poemi di amore e di arte" (1922), "Il viandante e la sua orma" (1923), and "La ruota di Issione" 1925.
Places:  Torino