Aldo Salvadori (1905-2002)
Salvadori was born in Milan in 1905. He studied at the Art Institute of Florence and was a regular visitor to the Uffizi Gallery where he would spend hours gazing at the old masters. In 1926 he went to Paris to study the impressionists, drawing inspiration from Renoir, Degas, Manet and Cezanne and their use of light. In 1929 he started teaching and carried on until 1968 when he decided to devote himself entirely to his own work.
He has participated in the Venice Biennale, and the Rome Quadriennale (where in 1943 he won the first prize for his drawings) and has exhibited in New York, Tokyo, London, Paris and Brussels in several important exhibitions.