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
" 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
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
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).