Massimo Campigli (Berlin, 1895 - Saint-Tropez, 1971) was an Italian painter. In 1921, he participated in the Salon d'Automne with the painting L'arrotino. In 1922, Leonce Rosenberg, a famous Parisian merchant and dealer, bought some of the artist’s artworks. In 1926, Campigli exhibited at the "First exhibition of Novecento" in Milan. From 1927, he could live with his paintings: he exhibited in Paris, Zurich, Dresda, and Amsterdam. He took inspiration from Etruscan art for his artworks. In 1961, an important monograph was published in Paris, called Les idoles de Campigli by Andrè Chastel; some years later he was appointed Academician of San Luca. Campigli served as a foreign correspondent in Paris in 1919 before joining the “Paris Italians” artists group that also included artists like Gino Severini and Giorgio de Chirico.