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Born Oct. 19, 1882, in Reggio di Calabria; died Aug. 16, 1916, in Verona. Italian painter and sculptor. Boccioni studied in Rome (1898–1902) with G. Baila. At the beginning of his career he was close to verism; later he came under the influence of cubism, and from 1910 was the leader and theoretician of futurism in Italian art. In his subjectivist works, Boccioni attempted to embody an abstract feeling of the dynamism of the industrial era by the vortex-like movement of the intersecting forms and planes. Among his notable works are the painting The City Arises (1910, National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome) and the sculpture Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (bronze, 1913, Museum of Modern Art, New York).