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Di Stefano Fernando

 

 

Painter and Engraver, Printer and Teacher of artistic subjects, born in Sant'Elia a Pianisi, a small town of Molise in the province of Campobasso, March 2, 1971. After obtaining the Artistic Maturity in 1989 at the Artistic Liceo of Campobasso, in 1993 he graduated in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, under the guidance of Maestro Duilio Rossoni, who also started it in engraving and with whom he collaborated in the Engraving Techniques until 2002. After living for 17 years in Rome, since 2006 he lives and works in Pergine Valsugana in Trentino.
He has made about 500 etchings, mostly etched, but also with other calcographic and sometimes woodcut techniques, on copper with Dutch stain and on zinc with nitric acid, and having as its favorite theme the Landscape, sometimes even realistic, but above all visionary and fantasy. Some of his engravings since 1996 are published by the "INClub" of Florence, the "Chalcos" of Naples and "Il Toro" of Milan. They are published in various specialized catalogs and magazines and present in numerous Italian and foreign museums and collections, public and private, and among many we mention the Palazzo della Cancelleria Vaticana in Rome, the Bertarelli Collection at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, the Gabinetto delle Stampe di Bagnacavallo , the Caixanova collection of Ourense in Spain, the Adalberto Sartori Collection in Mantova, the INClub Collection in Florence, and various others.
Among the many Editions of his prints we mention: the edition of the Cartella “Palazzo della Cancelleria”, published by the INClub of Florence and by Fidam for the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church, Rome 2006; the edition of the Cartella “Il Palio di Siena” (with 18 original etchings by F. Di Stefano), published by the INClub of Florence with the authorization of the Consortium for the protection of the Palio di Siena, Florence 2006; the edition of Plaquette (Book of Artist) “Ambarabà ...”, printed and edited by Opificio della Rosa, Morciano di Romagna 2016.
In 1999 the INClub Editions of Florence published the “ Catalogo Completo dell’Opera Incisa di Fernando Di Stefano”, updated in December 1998 and, in 2002, the Italian Union for Art Collecting in Rome published the Catalog of Paintings and Engravings “Fernando Di Stefano: Vedute di Roma e Campagna Romana”, catalog of the homonymous exhibition held at the Aragonese Castle of Ischia (Naples). Significant was the personal exhibition “Acqueforti” at the Press Museum in Soncino (Cremona) in 2010, and the participation in the important “Villa Adriana-Dialoghi con l’Antico review in the Villa Adriana in Tivoli (Rome) in 2011.
Among the various awards and mentions it is important to remember the 2nd Silver-Medal Prize at the “VII International Engraving Biennial-Caixanova 2002”, of Ourense in Spain.
Many of his pictorial works, which for the most part are painted in oil on canvas and board, have been published by the SPACC (Poligrafica Society of Classical and Contemporary Art) of Rome, are present in several Art Galleries, Museums and Churches and in numerous private and public collections. It is important to remember the realization of the apse window by the title “Ascensione di S.Elia Profeta” (oil on semicircular canvas of 260x520 cm) in the Mother Church of Sant'Elia a Pianisi (Campobasso), and the realization of the ”Palio della Quintana di Ascoli Piceno - August 2009” for the Giostra della Quintana in Ascoli Piceno.
His works are displayed in the following collections:
Chancellery Palace of the Vatican, the Papal States, Rome; - Museum Bertarelli-Castello Sforzesco, Milano; - Prints Cabinet, Bagnacavallo (Ra); - Adalberto Collection Sartori, Mantova; - Museum Giusepe Ugonia, Brisighella (Ra); Civic Hall Gorlago (Bg); - Palace Oliva, Sassoferrato (An); - Gallery Pellicano, Trasanni (PU); Museum Villa Croce, Genoa; - Il Bisonte Collection, Florence; - Municipal Collection, Cavaion Veronese (Vr); - Civic Collection, Campobasso; - Collection of Caixanova, Ourense (Spain); - Villa Pacchiani Museum, Santa Croce (Pi); - Collection of the Triennale Majdanek, Lublin (Poland); - Collection of the Ecole Municipale, Sarcelles (France); - Museum of Engraving, Acqui Terme (Al); - Collection of Graphics, Cremona; - Engravings Collection Hall, Gaiarine (Tv); - Collection Tracce Cahiers d'Art, Ruvo di Puglia (Ba); - Municipal Collection, Carnello (Fr); - Museum of Italian Graphic, Vigonza (Pd); - Fund Engraving – Engravers; Association Siciliani, Palermo; - Collection Summer Solstice Onlus, Bosia (Cn); - Public; Library Collection, Bodio Lomnago (Va); - Collection of the Biennale, Tetovo (Macedonia); - Museum of Fine Arts, Cluj-Napoca (Romania); - Fundación CIEC, Betanzos (Corunna, Spain); - Museum of Printing, Soncino (Cremona); - INClub Collection, Florence; Il Toro Gallery, Milan; - Chalcos Gallery, Naples; Gallery Signorini, Lendinara (Ro); - Salesian Church, Taormina (Me); - Porta Tufilla District seat, Ascoli Piceno; - Mother Church, St. Elia a Pianisi (Cb); - Conference Hall, Capuchin Convent, St. Elia a Pianisi (Cb); - Union headquarters Collectors Italians, Rome.
Since 2013 he has been a member of the National Association of Contemporary Engravers. Many of his recordings are published on the Portal (www.singulart.com).
More information on his pictorial and pictorial work are published on the facebook page (www.facebook.com/distefanofer).

 
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