Piero Salustri was born in Rome, and since his early youth
he followed with passion his inclination to drawing and painting. After
his graduation from artistic high school, he enrolled in the Faculty of
Architecture. In 1975 he started attending an art course in the studio
of Pietro Annigoni and since then he has totally devoted himself in
painting. From 1982 to 1985 he worked under the guidance of Riccardo
long periods of time in the United States and North Europe, studying in
museums the great art of the 16th and the 17th century. A deep knowledge and mastery of the art of painting became for
Piero Salustri not just an impossible, nostalgic recovery of the past,
but means of expression of his own feelings.
the 25 year old painter, took part in the “Exhibition for young
Italian artists” and he won the Banca Mercantile di Firenze
Prize, which enabled him, in the same year, to exhibit in Palazzo
Strozzi together with other artists.
In 1984 he participated in the national
painting competition of the St. Luca Academy in Rome and he has been
awarded the first prize.
His first personal exhibition took place in
Rome at the Art Gallery “Il Punto”. In 1986 he has been
reviewed in the Bolaffi catalogue (n.23), by Fortunato Bellonzi (a
famous Italian art critic).
In 1987 he won the prize “Duc de Valverde
d’Ayala Valva” during the exhibition “XXI Prix
International d’Art Contemporain di Montecarlo”, under the
patronage of HSH Prince Ranieri III of Monaco.
One of his paintings
is kept in the Museum of the St. Luca Academy in Rome.
Some of his most important exhibitions are in
1997, at the Freccia Alata Club of the Leonardo da Vinci airport
in Rome, and in 1999 at the J.F.Kennedy airport in New York, both
sponsored by Alitalia, for the exhibition Alitalia for the Art.
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