Art and antiques
Gentilini’s artistic world was formed in the context of Italian culture between the Second World War and the postwar period.
In the 1940s, Franco Gentilini combined his painting activity with an intense graphic production, collaborating with many magazines, such as “Primato” and “Documento” and came into contact with the collector and art dealer Carlo Cardazzo.
In the fifties, public awards and recognitions confirmed his fame already established in the previous decade: he received the “Vie Nuove Prize” for painting, held a solo show in Paris, at the Galerie Rive Gauche, presented by Guido Piovene, where he exhibited, as well as to the paintings, ten drawings for Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.
Franco Gentilini has, throughout his life, a feverish production that allows him to have paintings available to participate in numerous exhibitions, at the Rome Quadriennale, the Venice Biennale, San Francisco and compete for the Carnegie Prize in Pittsburg for various editions. He participates in Contemporary Italian Art Reviews in Spain and France, in Japan and in Sao Paulo in Brazil.
– Lithograph 12/150 depicting a seated couple – Edition and signature in pencil at the bottom. Purchased from a private collector in the 1970s. In good condition.
Dimensions: work 45 x 34.5 cm – frame 55 x 66 cm