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Giancarlo Vitali



Giancarlo Vitali, Italian painter, was born on the 29th of November 1929 in Bellano on the Lake Como from a family of fishermen. He began painting when he was fifteen, after having worked for the Institute of graphic arts (Bergamo).
- 1947, he exposed his first work at the Angelicum in Milan, on the occasion of the biennial exhibition of sacred art.
    1949, he came to perform in the biennial exhibition two of his works: "Visitazione" and "Cena in Emmaus” receiving enthusiastic appreciation from Carlo Carrà. He awarded a fellowship from the Brera Academy but because his family couldn't afford to maintain him in Milan he renounced it. Thus his concerned decisive moment will result in a long period of silence in his striving to fulfillment.
- 1981, his son Velasco, painter as well as his father, supported and encouraged him to begin the activity of engraver.
- 1983, Giovanni Testori after having seen a quartered rabbit wanted to meet the artist. A profound and solid relationship, founded on mutual esteem and admiration, stems from this encounter, which later became a prolonged deep-rooted friendship. The year after Testori dedicated to the artist an article in the third page of the Corriere della Sera and afterwards organized the first solo exhibition of the artist. Thus from that moment on he got to perform in several public and private locations and released a copious series of catalogues and engravings portfolios. At the end of 80's he realized lots of public works. Among which the remarkable “The portrays of benefactors” of the Ospedale Maggiore in Milan appointed by the framework Foundation Ca' Granda.