Marc Sardelli was born in Livorno in 1930 and has been painting all his life. His first personal exhibition in Italy was held in 1955, in which year he also exhibited in San Francisco. He has had exhibitions worldwide, including London (1961), Paris (1973), St Vincent (1984), Rome in 2002 and several in Germany.
An interest in the Napoleonic period led the artist to paint hundreds of paintings of that era, many of which have formed the subject of exhibitions and publications.
Marc Sardelli is the official artist of the Italian Navy, his paintings adorning the naval academies and offices in Livorno, La Spezia, Venice, and Taranto, among others. In 1999 he was commissioned to carry out a painting of the navy training ship Amerigo Vespucci to be presented to the then President of the Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (also from Livorno). The painting still hangs at the Quirinal Palace in Rome.
This exhibition of the artist's work, entitled "Marc Sardelli, tra Storia e Passione", features 136 works divided into 3 sections: Livorno, Marina Militare (the Navy), and La Grande Armée (scenes of battlegrounds).
It runs until 11th June 2017 at the Granai di Villa Mimbelli
Opening days and times: Fridays 4-7pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10am-1pm & 4-7pm