Lucio Fontana attended the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan from 1928 to 1930. Fontana is celebrated as the founder of Spazialismo (Spatialism), which he introduced in 1947. Major retrospectives have taken place at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; Guggenheim Museum, Venice; Hayward Gallery, London; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (travelled to Fundación ‘la Caixa’, Barcelona; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Whitechapel Gallery, London). Since 1930, Fontana’s work had been exhibited regularly at the Venice Biennale and he was awarded the Grand Prize for Painting in 1966. Fontana’s works can be found in the permanent collections of more than 100 museums around the world, including the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York.