Fulvio Testa was born in Verona, Italy in 1947. He is the author and illustrator of the well-loved children’s books The Endless Journey and A Long Trip to Z, the Harvard Classics Edition of Elizabethan Drama, and his most recent project, the newly illustrated edition of Geoffrey Brock's translation of Pinocchio, published this month by The New York Review Children’s Collection, with an introduction by Umberto Eco.
Testa’s watercolors and paintings have been exhibited internationally since 1976 in museums, libraries and galleries including the Claude Bernard Gallery and Denise Cadé Gallery in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Fogg Museum at Harvard University, the Monterey Museum of Modern Art in California, the Museo d’Arte Moderna in Gazoldo degli Ippoliti, Italy, and many others. Testa’s works on paper have been the subject of essays by art critic Karen Wilkin, who introduces our exhibition, by the late John Russell, and by Dana Gioia, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2004, the catalogue from Testa’s solo exhibition at Schmidt Dean Gallery was accompanied by poems by W.S. Piero. Testa currently divides his time between New York and Verona, Italy.
Born in Viareggio, Italy in 1945, Lino Mannocci moved to London to pursue his studies as an artist in 1968. He attended the Camberwell School of Art and Slade School of Art earning his postgraduate degree in printmaking in 1974. Upon graduation, Mannocci ran a commercial print workshop and simultaneously formed an active career as an artist. In the late 1970’s, he became a charter member of Metacosa artists’ movement and by the early 1980s, Mannocci was regularly exhibiting his work at galleries throughout Europe, including the Curwen Gallery in London, the Greiser Gallery in Heidelberg, Galleria Ghelfi in Vicenza and Studio Steffanoni in Milan. Since then, his work has acquired international recognition and has found itself in many galleries and public collections across the globe including “Nature morte” New Delhi, the British Museum in London, the Altonaer Museum in Hamburgh, the Julie Saul Gallery in New York, and the P. Iannetti Gallery in San Francisco. His most recent exhibition in the United States was in 2010 at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and the Studio School, New York, NY. Mannocci is also the author of the definitive volume The Etchings of Claude Lorrain published by Yale University Press in 1989.
He currently lives and works in London and Montigiano, a small hilltop village in Italy just outside his birthplace.
Fulvio Testa Digital Catalogue
Lino Mannocci Digital Catalogue