The Museum of Avant-garde

Tato (Guglielmo Sansoni)

Italy (1896—1974)
Born Guglielmo Sansoni, he abandoned his birth name in 1920 to adopt the pseudonym of Tato. Two years later he met Marinetti and joined Futurism. In 1929 he published the Manifesto of Aeropittura. His artistic experimentation covered various arts from graphic design to sculpture, photography and ceramic. With Marinetti he organised the first national photography competition and the following year they published the Manifesto of Futurist photography. He also wrote his autobiography in 1941.