Original artwork by Paolo Bigazzi
Saint Raphael Provence
110 x 80 cm
Oil on canvas
Born in Italy in 1945, Paolo graduated from the Academy of Fine Art, Florence, where he studied under Pietro Annigoni and later became a member of the 'Cenacolo' group of artists, led by Annigoni. Bigazzi lived for a while in Cap d'Antibes, working alongside the painters and ceramic artists from the nearby village of Vallauris as well as making friends with Picasso. On returning to Italy interest in his work began to grow and galleries throughout Europe and the U.S. introduced him to a much wider audience.
1985 Executive Gallery, Beverly Hills; 1992 Iseten, Tokyo & Otto Gallery, Vienna; 1994 Miarte, Milan; 1995 PalaGagliardi, Aosta & Expo, Bari; 1996 Ottagono Arte, Venice; 1998 Centre De Rencontre Internationale, Monte Carlo; 1999 Gagliardi Gallery; 2000 Euroart 2000; 2001 Gagliardi Gallery; 2002 Italian Views, Leighton House Museum.