Thovez, Enrico

Name: Thovez, Enrico
Gender: Male
Birth: November 10, 1869 Torino
Death: February 16, 1925 Moncalieri
Description: Enrico Thovez was a well-known literary critic and poet in Turin. He attended a professional secondary school and enrolled the School of Sciences in 1886, but he soon changed his academic path and graduated from the Facolta' di Lettere in 1896. He wrote for numerous literary magazines, including La gazzetta letteraria, and collaborated with several newspapers, such La gazzetta del popolo, Il corriere della sera and Il Resto del Carlino", writing about art, contemporary culture and literary criticism. In 1902 he founded the journal L'arte decorativa moderna, with Leonardo Bistolfi, Giorgio Ceragioli, Enrico Reycend and Davide Calandra and joined the editorial staff of the national daily La Stampa. Thovez was also involved in the visual arts: he participated in the Venice Biennale as a painter, and was the director of the Museum of Modern Art in Turin 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:  Moncalieri
 Torino
Photographs: Enrico Thovez_ritratto | Enrico Thovez_portrait