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Francisco Centofanti Paintings
I believe in using traditional techniques to convey people and their surroundings in a modern way. I was trained to study nature accurately and this is an essential element in all my portraits. At the same time, I think it is important to combine observational skills with an approach to understand and capture the sitter's personality.
Wadhurst College, East Sussex, A Level Art Chelsea Art School, London, Foundation Course City and Guilds College of Art, London, 1St year Fine Art Degree Private Studies with Norman Blamey, RA, Observational drawing Florence Academy of Art, Italy, Three year drawing and painting course
2003 The Carroll Foundation Award, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters
Selected Commissions/collections:
Mr and Mrs Tony Frazer-Price, London
Mr and Mrs Nick Schakleton, London
Mr and Mrs Nicolas Fry, London
Mr Tom Busha, London
Mr and Mrs Thomas, London
Mr and Mrs Andrew Collins, London
Mr and Mrs D. Schaefer, Kent
Sr & Sra Manuel Llobet Flaque, Barcelona, Spain
Sra Jessica Storey, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mr and Mrs Ben Gtimm, Virginia, USA
Mr and Mrs Daubitz, Boston, USA
Dr and Mrs J Eindhorn, Chicago, USA
Single Exhibitions:
1999 - Gallery Fourty Seven, Bloomsbury, London, UK
Group Exhibitions:
1994 - Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK
1995 - Chelsea Art School, London, UK, End of year show
1996 - City and Guilds College of Art, London, UK, End of year show
1998 - Florence Academy Florence, Italy, End of year show
1999 - Florence Academy, Florence, Italy, Final year show
1999 - Royall Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, UK
1999 - Revel Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2000 - Revel Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2000 - Royall Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, UK
2000 - BP Portrait Award Finalist, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2000 - BP Portrait Award, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland
Artist's Statement:
One of the UKs most promising and exciting young artists. As a graduate of the Florence Academy of art his unprecedented fusion of contemporary and traditional techniques has recently won him The Carroll Foundation Award 2003 (awarded by the Royal Society of portrait painters) for his painting of Sir Wilfred Thesiger. His work has been exhibited extensively at venues such as the National Portrait Gallery and the Stricoff Gallery in New York.
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