Franco Giletta

Born 1967,
Saluzzo, Italy

Born 1967, Saluzzo, Italy. He lives and works in Saluzzo and has a studio in the round tower of Envie's castle. While at university in Rome, he came in contact with "Anachronism" and "Pittura Colta". As a portrait painter, he was a disciple of Mario Donizetti in Bergamo, with whom he explored and studied the ancient techniques of egg tempera and encaustic art. In 1995 he was invited by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in London to their yearly exhibition. Since then, his works have been shown in a plethora of exhibitions both in Italy and abroad. Franco Giletta has also worked with sacred art: since 2004 one of his altar pieces portraying S. Antonio Maria Claret has been permanently exhibited in the church of Santa Lucia del Gonfalone (Rome). In 2011 Prof. Vittorio Sgarbi invited Franco Giletta to exhibit some of his works at Padigliore Regionale of the 54th Biennale di Venezia. In 2012 Franco Giletta was selected for the Premio Arte Mondadori. In 2013 he produced the double portrait of Lucia Bosè and Magaly Solier used for the poster of the film “Alfonsina y el mar”. His works are included in private collections both in Italy and abroad, including the Stauros Museum and the Bvlgari Collection

Goccia divina
oil on canvas
50 x 70 cm
graphite on panel
100 x 70 cm
oil on canvas
70 x 50 cm