Mario Russo

Mario Russo was born in Naples in 1925.

In 1948 he took a diploma at the Art Institute of Naples.

1948-1949: he taught architectonic drawing in Anagni

1950: he moved to Rome where he still lives.

1950: he began taking part in art exhibitions in Italy and abroad

1953: he stayed in Paris; it is his first contact with another country

1960: he stayed in London where he held two personal exhibitions

1964: he carried out in Milan four panels of 5.185x2.340 meters in steel for T/N "Raffaello". Compositions inspired by Raphael's cartoons

1965: he travelled in Spain and carried out a series of cartoons for the "corrida" (bullfight)

1965: he stayed in Monaco di Baviera and held a personal exhibition

1967: he carried out a panel of five paintings of different measurements in black and white in tempera made up of five compositions from the subject "dead nature and allegories"

1968: he stayed in New York for personal exhibitions at the Rizzoli Gallery and accepted the invitation to show his work at the Royalton College, Vermont

1970: he stayed in Sardinia where he carried out, in a series of paintings a portrait of the island representing "man and nature"

1973-1974: he travelled all over Italy following theatrical companies and getting ideas fora "portrait of a woman"

1977: he was in Canada getting new ideas on the relationship between man and machine

1977-1978: he carried out forty portraits of important people who had distinguished themselves in politics, culture and art over the last century

1978: he held an exhibition in Germany at Refrat (Colonia)

1979: again in Canada fora personal exhibition invited by the ltalian Institute of Culture of Toronto and accepted the invitation to show his work at the Sudbury University

1981: Russo's meeting with the "Warriors oflRiace" in Florence: he carried out a series of paintings on these two hellenic sculptures. The mistery and charm of these works are for Russo reasons to increase his figurative language

1982: he carried out a series of works to show in Canada concerning canadian football

1983: he was invited by the Royal Spanish College of Bologna for a retrospective show

1983: "L'Unitas", an association for christian unity ìnvited the painter to carry out a work that was given to the Pope: it represented the jubilee year 1983-1984. Prints reproducing this picture are diffused all over tbe world

1984: he carried out some pictures on chinese andjapanese theatre

1985: he dedicated himself to the studying and carrying out of mportant works inspired by the cinema world and "Fellini" characters

1986: he carried out a series of drawings studying the greek and roman sculpture of the Naples Museum

1987: he was in Washington for the exhibition dedicated to Fellini

1988: he was at Antwerpen fora personal exhìbition of some works dedicated to belgian artists

1988: the exhibition dedicated to Fellini has a second showing at Palm Beach, Florida

1989: he carried out at Porto Cervo a series of paìntings intitled "the sardinian sea"

1990: he carried out a composition of five panels l.50xl.00 meters on the subject "Athena's group among actors"

1991: he continued to deepen his research on modem portrait and held a personal exhibition in Rome on "ldeas for three portraits"

1991: he carried out some paintings about the Gulp war and the tragedy of the Kurds

1991: he is studying the composition made up of a group of figures in a garden. It is an idea that wants to be a positive sign of the evolution of his creative language.


Elio Filippo Accrocca, Carlo Albertini, Mario Albertazzi, Giovanni Altieri, Manlio Alzetta, Siro Angeli, Ferdinando Maria Anselmetti, Nietta Aprà, Vito Apuleo, Jolena Baldini, Elio Balestrieri, Lidiano Balocchi, Carlo Barbieri, Fortunato Bellonzi, Carmine Benincasa, Marziano Bemardi, Renzo Bertoni, Ludovico Besozzi, Albeno Bevilacqua, Paolo Boccacci, Toni Bonavita, Maria Boninsegna, Giorgio Borio, Arturo Bovi, Galeo Barnd, Patrizia Bracci, Luigi Bracelli, Gastone Breddo, Enrico Brenna, Aldo Brigaglia, Arnaldo Romano Brizzi, fohn L. Brown, Enrico Buda, Luciano Budigna, Palma Bucarelli, N.C., Michele Calabrese, Mario Calosso, Arabella Càpodieci, Mario Caprara, Antonio Caputo. J.C., Gianni Carandente, Velio Carraroni, Antonio Donat Cattin, Lino Cavallari, Giorgio Cavallo, Franco Ceriotti,


1950 Napoli: Galleria Sant'Orsola

1951 Roma: Galleria dell'Obelisco

1952 Roma: Galleria dell'Obelisco

1953 Capri: Palazzo Cerio

1954 Milano: Galleria Montenapoleone

1955 Roma: Galleria dell'Obelisco

1956 New York: Sagittarius Gallery

1956 Washington: Obelisk Gallery

1957 Roma: Galleria dell'Obelisco

1958 Washington: Obelisk Gallery

1958 Roma: Galleria Russo

1959 Napoli: Galleria Medea

1959 Milano: Galleria Gussoni

1959 Torino: Galleria La Bussola

1959 Londra: Piccadilly Gallery

1960 Genova: Galleria Rotta

1960 New York: Sagittarius Gallery

1960 Milano: Galleria Cadario

1960 Roma: Galleria La Barcaccia

1960 Londra: Piccadilly Gallery

1960 Venezia: Galleria Del Cavallino

1960 Milano: Galleria del Disegno

1961 Roma: Galleria 88

1961 Venezia: Galleria Del Cavallino

1962 Los Angeles: Tillman Canter Gallery

1962 Roma: Galleria 88

1962 Roma: Galleria Torcoliere (disegno)

1962 Berverly Hills: Raymond Burr Gallery

1962 Chicago: Fìndlay Galleries

1963 Milano: Galleria Gussoni

1963 _Roma: Galleria 88

1963 Tucson: Resequist Gallery

1963 Palm Beach: Findlay Gallery

I 964 Genova: Galleria Rotta

1964 Verona: Galleria Ghelfi

1964 Washington D.C.: Obelisk Gallery

1965 Torino: Galleria Viotti

1965 Napoli: Galleria Vittoria

1965 Roma: Galleria 88

1965 Monaco di Baviera: Galleria Atelier Mon Petit

1966 Bari: Galleria La Rosta

1966 Vicenza: Galleria Il Salotto

1967 Palermo: Galleria Il Punto

1967 Roma: Galleria 88

1967 Firenze: Galleria Arno

1967 Bologna: Galleria Forni

1967 New York: Rizzali Gallery

1967 Roma: Galleria Il Torcoliere (grafica)

1968 Roma: GaJleria Russo

1968 New York: Galerie des Deux Mondes

1968 Vermont: Royalton College

1968 Milano: Galleria Levi

1968 Foggia: Galleria Marconi

1969 Milano: Galleria Levi

1969 Venezia: Galleria Santo Stefano

1969 Padova: Galleria Il Caleidoscopio

1969 Cosenza: Galleria Arcobaleno

1969 Napoli: Galleria Studio d'Arte 83

1969 Roma: Galleria L'Ancora

1969 Roma: Galleria AL2

1970 Treviso: Galleria Città di Treviso

1970 Roma: Galleria La Vetrina

1970 Potenza: Galleria 70

1970 Roma: Galleria Lo Spazio

1970 Napoli: Galleria L'Approdo

1970 Verona: Galleria Ghelfi

1970 Avellino: Circolo Sociale della Stampa

1970 Roma: Galleria La Vetrata

1970 Botticino: Galleria il Dragon

1970 Fermo: Galleria L'Ariete (Grotte Romane)

1970 Roma: Galleria Astrolabio

1970 Bologna: Fiera Internazionale di Bologna

1970 Roma: Centro Arte e Cultura

1971 Formia: Galleria La Sfinge

1971 Porto Cervo: Galleria Nuovo Carpine

1971 Porto Sant'Elpidio: Palazzo Commerciale

1971 Piacenza: Mondial Gallery

1971 Milano: Galleria Medea

1972 Milano: Galleria De Rosa

1972 Trento: Galleria Il Castello

1972 Porto Cervo: Sa Petra Rosata

1972 Cagliari: Amici del Libro

1972 Bologna: Galleria Due Torri

1972 Torino: Galleria Viotti

1972 Napoli: Galleria L'Approdo

1972 Firenze: Galleria Il Mascherone

1973 Pescara: Galleria Margutta

1973 Latina: Galleria del Corso

1973 Roma: Galleria Querinas

1973 Reggio Calabria: Galleria Modigliani

1973 Foggia: Galleria L'Arca

1973 Roccaraso: Galleria Arte Espansione

1973 Taranto: Galleria La Quercia

1973 Cagliari: Galleria La Bacheca

1973 Roma: Galleria Nuovo Carpine (grafica)

1973 Sassari: Galleria 23

1973 Cagliari: Galleria Il Pennellaccio

1973 Porto Cervo: Cala Di Volpe

1973 Roccaraso: Galleria Museum

1974 Roma: Galleria La Vetrata

1974 Terni: Studio Arti Visive Erreci

1974 Bari: Galleria Cellar Club

1974 Roma: Galleria La Barcaccia

1974 Mjlano: Galleria Schettini

1974 Cosenza: Galleria Il Triangolo

1974 Foggia: Galleria L'Arca

1975 L'Aquila: Galleria Ferri Art

1975 Bologna: Galleria Il Nettuno

1975 Cosenza: Galleria Il Triangolo

1975 Genova: Galleria La Contemporanea

1975 Ostia Lido: Galleria Alpha Centauri

1975 Roma: lnco Art

1976 Bagnaia: Galleria Miralli

1976 Roma: Sezione di Trastevere del P.S.I. (Mostra Grafica) 

1976 Roma: lntemational Art Center

1976 Reggio Calabrìa: Centro Doc. Arti Figurative "La Tela"

1976 Cosenza: Centro d'Arte La Bussola

1976 Latina: Galleria del Corso

1976 Sessa Aurunca: Centro d'Arte Domizia

1976 Foggia: Galleria L'Arca

1976 Cosenza: Galleria Il Triangolo

1976 Rieti: Galleria Mintaka

1977 Porto Cervo: "Sa Petra Rosata"

1978 Roma: Punto d'lncontro Culturale "Il Canovaccio"

I 978 Roma: Cent'fo d'Arte La Barcaccia

1978 Viterbo: Galleria "La Fontaìne"

1978 Monterotondo: Galleria Il Grillo

1978 Refrath (dèrmania): Galleria "Anastasia"

1978 Napoli: Arte Globo

1978 Nola: Arte Globo

1979 Cortona: Galleria Arcaini

1979 Bologna: Galleria Nanni

1979 Viterbo: Palace Hotel

1979 Toronto (Canada): Istituto Italiano di Cultura

1979 Sudbury (Canada): Università di Sudbury

1979 Roma: Galleria Charlton

1979 Roma: Galleria Lo Scorpione

1979 Perugia: Galleria Il Collezionista

1979 Roma: Centro Arte e Cultura

1980 Roma: Studio d'Arte "Controvertice"

1980 Roma: Galleria La Barcaccia

1980 Motta di Livenza: Palazzo Comunale

L980 Foggia: Galleria Manarte

1981 Barra: Galleria d'arte

1981 Ascoli Piceno: Galleria "AG"

1981 Porto Cervo: Cervo Tennis Club

1981 Roma: Galleria Centodue

J982 Roma: Galleria Centodue

1982 Torre Annunziata (NA): Galleria Arteteka

1982 Cagliari: Galleria Michelangelo

1982 Nuoro: Galleria Il Portico

J 982 Mentana: Palazzo Comunale

J 982 Roma: Galleria Centodue

19'82 Roma: Libreria ''Remo Croce"

1982 Milano: C.D.A. "Cultura e Costume"

1982/83 Foggia: Galleria Manarte

1983 Monterotondo: Grafica Campioli

1983 Torino: Galleria Viotti

1983 Foggia: Galleria L'Arca

1983 "Bologna: Reale CoIIegio di Spagna

1984 Roma: Galleria Firua

1984 Porto Cervo: Studio d'arte

1984 Palermo: Arte TRE

1985 Roma: GaJJeria Parametro

1985 Sorrento: Galleria 11 Sagittario

1985 Reggio Calabria: Galleria Arte Oggi

1985 Foggia: GaUeria La Barcaccia

1985 Roma: Galleria La Vetrina

1985 Torre Annunziata: Galleria Arteteka

1986 Palermo Villa IGIEA

1986 Pescara: Galleria Niccoli

1986 Trani: C.D.A. Michelangiolo

1986 Aprilia: Galleria La Tavolozza

1986 Barra, Tresana - Centro Studi d'Arte

1986 Comune ili Marta: Biblioteca Comunale (grafica)

1987 Foggia: Palazzo dell'Arte

1987 Civitavecchia: Palazzo Comunale

1987 Porto Cervo: Galleria San Carlo

1987 Washington: Calvert Gallery

1988 Roma: Galleria Ca' d'Oro - Disegni dall'Antico

1988 Antwerpen: Studio Posson & Donck

1988 Palm Beach (Florida): Calvert Gallery

1988 Nuoro: Galleria 31

1989 Porto Cervo: Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

1989 Scanno: Regione Abruzzese

1990 Bruxelles: Banco di Roma

1990 Teramo: Galleria Mirò

l990 Fondi: Palazzo Comunale

1990 Milano: Compagnia Internazionale d'Arte

1990 Roma: Palazzina Corsini - Villa Pamphili

1990 Roma: Mondo Auto

I 991 Roma: Galleria Agarte

1992 Roma: Palazzo Braschi

1994 Messina: "Ritratto di donna"

1995 Tolentino Biennale d'arte dell'umorismo

1997 New York, J.F.Kennedy Airport

1998 Mantova Palazzo Ducale

1999 Roma Galleria Ca D'Oro