Simbari, Nicola
(Italian 1927-2012)

Nicola Simbari was born in a small village in the foot of Italy’s “boot” and raised in Rome where his father, an architect, worked for the Vatican. Young Simbari was able to explore the art treasures of the Vatican and of the whole city of Rome. He studied architecture at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Rome, and the indelible influence of geometric forms is evident to this day in his work. After teaching architecture briefly, Simbari branched out on his own to concentrate on painting, taking a studio in the Via Babuino. Although he went through an abstract period in the beginning, his restlessness and boundless energy moved him on into figurative painting. He also went through a period of graphics and found time to create a series of monumental steel sculptures. Simbari passed away in Italy in 2012.


19th, 20th & 21st Century European Paintings