Enzo FARAONI (S. Stefano Magra, La Spezia 1920 – Impruneta, Florence 2017)
Enzo Faraoni is a great painter and engraver from Florence; he expresses the poetic everyday life of simple and concrete things throughout a delicate chromatic range. Among his numerous and prestigious exhibitions in Italy and abroad, there are the Biennali:
1948: International Art Biennale, Venice
1950: International Art Biennale, Venice
1954: International Art Biennale, Venice
1955: Italian Contemporary Engraving Biennale, Venice
1956: International Art Biennale, Venice
1957: Italian Contemporary Engraving Biennale, Venice
1959: Italian Contemporary Engraving Biennale, Venice
1959-61: The Parker Exhibition of Contemporary Italian Painting, New York, Chicago, S.Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas
1961: Italian Contemporary Engraving Biennale, Venice
1968: Italian Contemporary Engraving Biennale, Venice
1982: International Graphic Biennale, Seoul
Among the official exhibitions:
2001 “Enzo Faraoni. Figure”, Academy of Drawing Arts, Florence.
In 2011 Pitti Palace-Gallery of Modern Art has held an important retrospective titled “Natura e verità nella pittura di Enzo Faraoni”, with catalogue. Still in 2011, “Enzo Faraoni. Il carico del segno”, Academy of Drawing Arts, Florence.
2013 “Enzo Faraoni. Dipinti”, Impruneta, Florence
2014 “Enzo Faraoni. Un “antico” maestro d’oggi”, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence
2019 “Enzo Faraoni”, Palazzo Lomellini, Carmagnola (Turin)
Maria Pagnini is the author of “La pace della sera. Biografia di Enzo Faraoni, pittore” (The peace of the evening. Biography of Enzo Faraoni, painter), Florence, Soleombra Ed. In 2014 Altralinea Ed. publishes the anthology of critics “Enzo Faraoni, painter and engraver” by Maria Coli.
Firenze, Uffizi Gallery – Department of Prints and Drawings
Firenze, Uffizi Gallery – Selfportraits Collection
Firenze, Pitti Palace-Gallery of Modern Art
Firenze, The Florentine Civic Museums
Monsummano Terme, Pistoia – Museo di Arte Contemporanea e del Novecento
Works by Enzo Faraoni are permanently dealt by the Pirra Art Gallery and are published in monographs edited by the Gallery.