A graduate in History of Modern Art from the Alma Mater Studiorum in Bologna supervised by Professors Daniele Benati and Mauro Lucco, with a research dissertation on the Ferrara painter, Giovanni Battista Benvenuti, called 'L'Ortolano' (in the process of publication). Though his favourite research areas are the Ferrara and Bologna schools of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, he is also interested in Tuscan painting of the 16th and 17th centuries, the Genoese School of the 17th and that of Lombardy between the late 16th and early 17th century.
Another favourite field of interest, indeed his first great passion, is drawing tout court.
It was during his early pursuit of drawing that he demonstrated an interest in art, gaining a knowledge of the basics of technical drawing and painting in the studio of a painter friend of the family. It was his time spent there during his childhood and adolescence in this private space and in its large library that he encountered the great Masters of the past. So began a passionate interest that, from making art to art itself, progressively expanded even to industrial, interior and to fashion design.
His experience cultivated over many years working for the Gucci Group allowed him to refine his skills in sales management.
He joined the team at Maurizio Nobile in January 2010, taking on the role of director of the Paris branch.
In the picture behind his back, a recent discovery by the Maurizio Nobile gallery; an extraordinary example of the work of Bartolomeo Manfredi, is now in a private collection and until our discovery was unknown to the art world.
Bartolomeo Manfredi (Ostiano, 1582 - Rome, 1622)
Oil on canvas, cm 115,5 x 88 cm
G. Papi, San Gerolamo di Bartolomeo Manfredi e l'influenza di Ribera, in Paragone-Arte, LXVII, III series, n. 125 (790), January 2016, pp. 32-35, repr. plate n. 24.