Gino Silvestri

Gino Silvestri, (Belluno, 1928), as a young man he attended the Venetian art scene, especially the fellow Tancredi and Carmelo Zotti, which will bond of deep friendship. So he enrolled at the Scuola Libera del Nudo of the Accademia di Belle Arti, directed by Armando Pizzinato. In 1951 and in 1959 participated in the Quadriennale d’Arte in Rome. After a brief teaching experience, he moved to France with his wife Scylla and exhibited for the first time his work in the group exhibition "Cinq artistes italiens de Paris". Knows and attends Gino Severini and Jean Cocteau, who appreciates his painting, expressing so flattering on it in numerous writings. Cocteau also encouraged him to publish a collection of poems "Primule d’Autunno", published in 1964. In 1971 he decided to complete his artistic training courses in the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins et de Beauvais. The new specialization allows him, in 1973, competing, winning it, the chair of the History dell'Arazzo at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, a position he will retain until 1993. In France Silvestri is responsible, since 1967, to take the lead of the Italian artists in Paris, which elected him Presidente dell’Associazione Pittori, Scultori e Incisori Italiani di Fracia, a position he kept until 1990. There are numerous solo and group exhibitions that the artist sets up across Europe, many of which are supported by the Lucchetta brothers as the important exhibition at the Maison de l'UNESCO, in Paris in 1991. Major monograph published by Electa in 1994, with the help of Euromobil, and critical presentation by Luciano Caramel.

Gino Silvestri