Walter Da Col
Walter Da Col, born in Milan 1942.
Despite studies and experiences far tram the world of art at the end of the 60'S found himself at "La Ripa " arts centre then frequented by emerging Milanese artists who through the various activities of the centre created some of the most interesting and lively art happening in Milan in the figurative art field.
At "La Ripa" he attended perfection courses in painting held by collaborating artists of the centre where he frequently met with established masters Afterwards he took part in numerous outside exhibitions in different Italian cities and at the some time held personal exhibitions in private and public museums.
Frequent trips abroad have been fundamental in training Da Col in the language of painting and trips to the South of Italy and countries on the Mediterranean coast: France, Spain, ex Yugoslavia, Greece, Tunisia, Morocco, Turkey; jordan and Egypt have ali taken on an importance.
Further stimulating experiences on trips to Centrai Europe and Scandinavia gave a perspective of criticai clarity; More recently Russia, the US and the Far East were be occasions of contact with the creative world in which the visual emotions of the artist come auto In the course of his intense artistic activity particular criticai acclaim was given to his exhibition in 1979 at the Civico Museo Arengario di Monza and later far the exhibition "From reality to the immeasurable spell of the imagination" organised by the Cultural Department of Pordenone held ot Palazzo Gregoris in September/October 1991.
In 1980 he was commissioned to do the promotional poster far "Expo Ira 80", the energy saving exhibition held at the Fiera di Milano.
In 1982, in occasion ofthe Garibaldi Centenary, he was invited by the Marsala Municipal Council and by the department "Mostra di Pittura Città di Marsala" to the commemorative event "Garibaldi, i Mille e i Picciotti per L'Unità d'Italia".
The work presented enriched the prestigious Pinacoteca Comunale located in the 18th century Palazzo Fici, which contains aver three hundred works by the most well known Italian artists ofthe last century; In 1983 he took part in the National Painting Exhibition "Città di Udine" organi sed to celebrate a thousand year or the city at the Council buildings.
In recent years Da Col has been ever more present at the most important national and mostly international art exhibitions. Documents and publications on Da Col's activities con also be round at the Fondazione Pagani, Museo d'Arte Moderna in Legnano, Caste/lanza; the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (the Italian 20th century Art Archive); the Los Angeles County Museum or Art, Calirornia and ' Agency ID -3CO -LTD, Tokyo (JAPAN).
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