Filippo de Pisis was an Italian painter-poet who was born as Luigi Filippo Tibertelli in Ferrara in 1896.
In 1919 De Pisis moved to Rome, where he started his career as a painter. Some important editors of his time criticized de Pisis for writing overly-sentimental poetry. Fortunately, other critics appreciated his paintings full of poetic emotions. De Pisis is best known for his cityscapes, metaphysically-inspired maritime scenes, and still lifes, especially those depicting flowers. His artwork has a particularly airy, in-the-moment quality, and is laden with a sort of pathetic pleasure-pain. De Pisis also executed a large body of lesser-known work, comprising homoerotic sketches of the male nude.
De Pisis spent his life in Rome, Paris and Venice. He lived a very extravagant lifestyle; he had a petparrot named Coco, and in Venice he was one of a handful of residents at the time who used a gondola. He had two personal gondoliers on 24-hour duty, who wore black-and-gold livery.
De Pisis's work was shown twice in the Venice Biennale: once during his life, and once posthumously.
De Pisis's work for the Collezione Verzocchi in 1949-1950 is now housed in the Pinacoteca Civica of Forlì. A large portion of his work is also housed in the Museo Filippo de Pisis in Ferrara.
After a period in which he stayed in a nursing home nervous disease called Villa Fiorita placed in Brugherio due to a long illness, he died in Milan in 1956.