Maloja, the "Segantini village"

Maloja, the "Segantini village"

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The artist, Giovanni Segantini, spent his last years living and working in the Engadin, where he was fascinated by the extraordinary light. Born in 1858 in Arco, in the Italian province of Trento, he lost both his mother and father when he was young, and he grew up with his half-sister in Milan. He began painting at an early age.

In 1886, Segantini moved to Savognin, and then in 1894 to Maloja and Soglio. However, just five years later, he died prematurely in the hut now named after him on the Munt da la Bes-cha (Schafberg) high above Pontresina, aged just 41.

The Sentiero Segantini theme trail and the artist’s grave in the cemetery in Maloja recall his creative genius.


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Atelier Segantini
7516 Maloja
T +41 81 853 33 54
info@segantini.org
http://www.segantini.org
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