|Designer:||Patrone, Giovanni (1904-1963)|
|Dimensions:||76 x 53 cm|
|Publisher:||Società di navigazione Italia|
SS Andrea Doria, was an ocean liner for the Italian Line home ported in Genoa, Italy.
Named after the 16th-century Genoese admiral Andrea Doria. For a country attempting to rebuild its economy and reputation after World War II, Andrea Doria was an icon of Italian national pride. Of all Italy's ships at the time, Andrea Doria was the largest, fastest, and supposedly safest. Launched on June 16, 1951, the ship undertook its maiden voyage on January 14, 1953. The ship sank after a crash in 1956, when 46 people were killed.
The artwork is done by Giovanni Patrone, an Italian poster artist who made several stunning travel posters. He studied painting at the Royal Institute of Fine Arts of Naples under Domenico Morelli and Filippo Palizzi, and later became professor of design.