Flavio Fergonzi (Pavia, 1963) teaches the History of Modern Art at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. He is an Advisory Committee member of the Museo del 900 in Milan, of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, of the Musée Rodin in Paris, and of the Center for Italian Modern Art in New York. His research interests include the sculpture of the nineteenth century (Rodin and Michelangelo. A Study of Artistic Inspiration. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1997) and of the twentieth century (L’arte monumentale negli anni del fascismo. Arturo Martini e il Monumento al Duca d’Aosta. Turin, Allemandi: 1992; Marino Marini. Visual passions, Venice: Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 2018). He has also worked on the history of twentieth-century art criticism (Lessicalità visive dell’Italiano. La critica dell’arte contemporanea 1945-1960. Florence: Accademia della Crusca, 1996), on the history of art collections (The Mattioli Collection: Masterpieces of the Italian Avant-Garde. Milan, Geneva: Skira, 2003), and on early-twentieth-century Avant-Garde (Filologia del 900. Modigliani Sironi Morandi Martini. Milan: Electa, 2013). His latest research focused on the relationship between Italian and American painting after the Second World War (Una nuova superficie. Jasper Johns e gli artisti italiani. Milan: Electa, 2019).