Giorgio Morandi (June 20, 1890 - June 18, 1964) was an Italian painter who specialized in still life.
Giorgio Morandi was born in Bologna, where he would later study at the Accademia di Belle Arti. He participated in a Futurist group exhibition, then went through a Metaphysical Painting phase, and then he was associated with the Novecento group. Eventually, he was most associated with the rustic Strapaese movement, emphasizing local cultural traditions. Morandi joined the faculty of the Accademia di Belle Arti as a professor of etching. The 1948 Venice Biennale awarded him first prize for painting, and in 1957 he won the grand prize in S�o Paulo's Biennale.
Morandi was one of the most respected Italian painters of his day. Federico Fellini paid tribute to him in his film La Dolce Vita, which featured Morandi's paintings.
He died in Bologna in 1964.