Postwar Italian artist, Giulio Turcato, was born in 1912 in Mantua, Italy. He studied art in Venice and lived around Italy and Sicily before eventually settling in Rome in 1943. There, he joined the anti-Fascist Resistance movement. Inspired by Picasso and Futurism, Turcato’s style was a form of abstraction that dealt with political themes. He belonged to a group of young Italian artists, including Dorazio and Perilli.
Turcato won the National Prize at the 1958 Venice Biennale. The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna held a retrospective of his work in 1987. He was a part of an exhibition on Italian abstraction at the Guggenheim Museum in 1994.