Nicola Simbari, Italian 1927-2012 ‘Still Life with Flowers’


19 x 23.5 in. oil on canvas, signed.

The story of Nicolai Simbari is now legendary. Born in 1927 in San Lucido in Calabria he studied at the Accademia delle Belli Arti. Simbari’s paintings first showed in Rome in 1953 followed by exhibitions throughout Europe. His first one man show in 1959, in New York, proved significant to his career. By the early 70’s he was on his way to becoming one of this century’s most popular and sought after artist. Simbari continued to exhibit his works throughout the 1980s. He also went through a period of graphics and found time to create a series of monumental steel sculptures. Exhibitions in Germany, Japan, Monaco and New York added to his international renown. Simbari’s works are fetching auction prices in excess f $25,000.

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