Alberto Savino, 1891 - 1952 ( actually Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico) Italian poet , novelist, essayist , painter , musician , younger brother of painter Giorgio de Chirico .
He studied the art of piano at the Athens Conservatory . After his father's death (1905), lived for some time in Venice and Milan, then moved to Munich. He took composition lessons with Max Reger , studied philosophy of Schopenhauer , Nietzsche, Weininger .
In 1911 he moved to Paris , entered the avant-garde circle of Apollinaire , Picasso, Cendrars , Cocteau, Max Jacob, Francis Picabia .
In 1914, began to be published (in French ), under a pseudonym. He was close to surrealism , surrealistic published in journals , presented in the Anthology of black humor , compiled A.Bretonom .