CHINI, Galileo
(b. 1873, Firenze, d. 1956, Firenze)

View of the Assembly Hall

Cassa di Risparmio, Pistoia

Galileo Chini decorated the interior of the Savings Bank of Pistoia (1904-05): the atrium, staircase, transit loggia, octagonal rooms and Assembly Hall. His fresco schemes in Pistoia, together with his highly acclaimed exhibition designs for the Venice Biennale in 1905 and 1907, and his decoration of the Biennale entrance hall (1909), earned him a commission for the Palace of the Throne in Bangkok, on which he worked from 1911 to 1914.

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