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Davide Galbiati

Davide Galbiati is an Italian sculptor who graduated from the Professional School of Sculpture in Ortisei (South Tyrol – Italy).

Since his early childhood he has been educated by his father and uncles in the magic of know-how and the intelligence of the hand. The family business, specializing in the restoration of historic cars and the construction of prototypes of luxury cars, will teach him the work of shape and volume in metal as well as the search for detail and line. After his studies he joined the profession of restaurateur. These are precious years, which deeply mark him by awakening in him his artistic spontaneity.

Thanks to the meeting of two Italian sculptors, Giovanni Padovan and Mauro Corona, he discovered sculpture. It's a revelation. He finds himself facing something known but forgotten, lost, but suddenly found. He decided to leave the family business and joined the Professional School of Sculpture in the Italian Dolomites.

Trained by the artists Bruno Walpoth, Gehard Demetz and Andreas Tomasini in wood sculpture and modeling, he specializes in drawing and modeling from a live model with the artists Antii Ruben da Cudan, Markus Delago and Arnold Holzknecht. He also developed his studies of artistic anatomy with Alberto Lolli (professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy and co-editor of Struttura Uomo).

Encouraged by his masters, he participated in “Premio Arte” in Milan in 2007, with his first work in concrete. He was awarded the Scultura Accademia prize.

After his studies, he attended the workshops of sculptors Luciano Gabrielli and Mauro Baldessari with whom he collaborated on a large project of monumental sculptures for the Betterliving Cathedral in Manila.

President of the sculpture section of the Société Nationale de Beaux Arts de Paris, winner of the Puvis de Chavannes Prize and Gold Medal for sculpture in 2016, Davide Galbiati has an international reputation.

His works are present in private collections in the United States as well as in France, England, Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands. He exhibits regularly in France and England in different galleries, as well as in personal and group exhibitions.


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