I was born in 1935 in the former Italian city of Fiume. I arrived in Melbourne from Italy in late 1959. In 1963 I joined the National Gallery of
Victoria Life drawing classes. In 1966 I was employed by GTV 9 as a scenic artist, in 1970 I was offered employment by Channel 2 in Ripponlea - also as a scenic artist. In 1983 I was responsible for imitating works of the famous Heidelberg School Artists, such as Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Charles Condor, Walter Withers etc, etc. The TV production was called :-One Summer again - .
I always had a passion for the Arts and dedicated lots of time to painting, I tackled my first oil painting at the age of 15, and had exhibited and have had "plein-air" painting experience in Italy, and later in Australia.
I have been awarded prizes and commendations and have exhibited in Italy, Canada and New York. In 1985 I retired, and have been a fulltime artist since. To this date I have had twenty two one-man shows, and many others in groups. I am a member of the Victorian Artist's Society and the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria. I have also taught art and painting - and also judged art exhibitions and gave demonstrations.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Release Rural Dwellings-Gippsland And Beyond O.O. Boron- Rodney Williams
Artist and Galleries of Australia, Max Germaine, 1990 Volume 1-2-3 edition
Selected Contemporary Australian Artists, Michael Berry 2003
Craftsmen Press, Sydney 1990, Page 68
Australian Art Sales Digest
Featured in the National TV ABC Program "Art Nation" October 2010
Represented at: Stanthorpe Regional Gallery, Qld.,
Shire of Diamond Valley,
Port Phillip Contemporasry Visual Art Collection
Omega Contemporary Collection