Italian painter who studied Architecture in Parma at the Accademia di Belle Arte. He taught design at the Scuola Professionale in Langhirano between 1923 and 1925, a time at which he began painting. In the same year, he moved to Milan where he had his first exhibition at the Galleria del Milione in 1931. It was here he witnessed the development of Abstract Art with Mauro Reggiani and Gino Ghiringhelli. The works presented in his second exhibition showed his persistent interest in Cubism and Purism and, at the third in 1935, he presented considerably linear abstract compositions which reflected his proximity to the work of Piet Mondrian, Vortemberge-Gildewart and others. In 1936, he joined the Parisian group, Abstraction-Création. After the war he was, together with Gillo Dorfles, Gianni Monnet and Bruno Munari, co-founder of the Movimento di arte concreto in Milan, aimed at opposing Social Realism. Despite his illness, Soldati achieved an exemplary freedom in his final works such as Ambiguity.