PainterBorn : 1933, Parma (Italy)
Volpi was born in Parma, Italy, in 1933. After significant experience as a ceramist, he switched to painting, attending the Fine Art Academy in Brera with very good results. He began his professional artistic activity early, taking part in hundreds of collective and one-man exhibitions in the most prominent Italian cities, gaining recognition from the public and critics alike.
Volpi's paintings are unconventional; lines sketched with both purpose and spontaneity, demonstrating the long and careful study of his subjects. His first award came early in his career, winning young avant-garde painter at Grand Prix Mediterranee in 1952. Some of Volpi's other notable awards include: Premio Michetti IV regional collective Bevilacqua, "Northern League Award" (Legnano '60-61); Prize Bice Bugatti; Tricolore Prize (Rome '60-61); Award brothers Hole (Florence '60); Show portrait (Milan '62-62); Prize faithful to figurative (Milan '61); Zini Prize (Rome '60-61); Prize Alighieri (Florence '63); first preinio "Castello Sforzesco" organized by the Diplomatic Suitcase (Milan 1961); 1st prize impromptu modern art "Mary Asnaghi" (Florence '63); Silver Medal of the national award "City of Parma" (Parma '71).
His body of work has been comprehensively shown, moving from gallery to gallery including Gallery Montenapoleone (Milan '61) to the Gallery D'Orsi (Bologna '63); at Galleria Venditti (Rome '64) to the Vetrinetta (Fidenza '68); at Gallery Parma (Parma '69) to Gallery Nazario Sauro (Parma '70) and to Gallery Agrati Monza in 1971.
Today, Volpi's works can be seen in galleries and private collection in Italy and around the world.