Pio Joris


pio joris painter biography

JORIS Pio, painter (Rome 1843 – 1921). He trained in his hometown, first attending the School of Art and then the Academy of San Luca, a pupil of the great landscape architect Achille Vertunni.

In 1861 he visited the National Exposition of Florence, where he was struck by the painting of the various Morelli, Palazzi and Altamura who pushed him, after an initial infatuation for Fortuny to devote himself to the poetics of truth.

In 1866 in the company of Vertunni he made a trip to Naples, Capri and Sorrento and had the pleasure of meeting both Domenico Morelli and Filippo Palazzi in person.

Back in Rome and taken study in via Flaminia, thanks to the old friendship with Fortuny he was put in contact in 1868 with the Parisian merchant Goupil who commissioned him various jobs. His fame thus extends. In 1869 the painting Sunday morning outside Porta del Popolo was awarded at the International Exhibition in Munich (Rome, National Gallery of Modern Art). In 1873 he was present at the Vienna International Exposition with two works (The Return of Begging and Exit for Baptism). Meanwhile, in 1872 he had exhibited with the International Artistic Association at Casina del Pincio and two years later he will contribute with other Roman artists to decorate the upper hall of the Association in via Condotti.

In 1875 he was awarded in Paris for A merchant of ancient things in Toledo and in 1877 he received another prize with After the blessing. There are also numerous his participations in the annual reviews of the Society of Amateurs and Cultures in Rome.

The International Exhibition of Rome in 1883 sees him participate with one of his most famous works, The escape of Pope Eugene IV (Rome, National Gallery of Modern Art). In 1896, with Nino Costa and Giulio Aristide Sartorio he was invited to the Berlin International Exhibition and at the 1900 Saloon in Paris he was awarded the Procession of the Cloaked in San Pietro, today at the Accademia di San Luca.

In 1901 he was appointed Academician of San Luca.