Luciano Ventrone


Luciano Ventrone was born in Rome in 1942. When he was five years old he was sent to live in Denmark, where he stayed with a Danish woman who became his temporary foster parent. This experience doubtlessly had a deep influence on his later psychological and professional life. In Denmark, he received warmth, kindness, moral support and the first toys he had ever had. On of these was a box of paints that set him off on his painting career. Once returned to Italy, he attended the mandatory school and then, the Art school and the University of Architecture.. The years he spent there provided fertile soil, where his passion for art and his artist's sensibility could take root and flourish. Ventrone experienced the high season of battles among the various artistic currents at a very young age. He dabbled in almost all of them, but only as a means for nourishing and developing an artistic language all his own. The turning point in Ventrone's art came one day, when he met Federico Zeri, who will spend his prestigious name to impose attention towards his art works. His painting is painstake, slow, patient and rigorous. Since 1991 there have been many solo and group exhibitions of this artist, both in private galleries and public spaces, either in Italy and abroad; his works are part of basic private and public collections.