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Luigi Silvi

Luigi Silvi

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This 49 year-old painter, received his training at an Italian art institute and has studied history and artistic design for many years. Silvi had an uncle, Alfredo, who was a monk. Alfredo fell in love with a beautiful girl and left the monastery. He was a grand fellow and Luigi felt much affection for him. Because of Alfredo, Silvi paints figures of lively friars engaged in life and nature. Over the last few years, Martha Schut and Doug Peters have spent several months in the town of Spello, Italy. They have many friends there, one of whom is a kind and generous gallery owner Marcello Mazzoli. Through that friendship they came to love Luigi Silvi’s work and wanted to bring it to their home in Iowa City.

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