Franco Angeli

A Selection of Artworks from Important European Collections


  • Franco Angeli was born in Rome in 1935 from a family tied to the socialist tradition. Angeli began working in art in the mid-1950s as a reaction to the devastation of WWII and as a platform to expose his leftist/communistic views. “The matter for me is a piece of this huge tear that swept Europe, my first paintings were so, like a wound from which takes away the pieces of bandage … where blood was congealed but is no longer a red stain; Everything had to appear torn, broken”. At the age of twenty, in 1955, he started… More


Ronchini Gallery and the Franco Angeli Archive are proud to present the first UK solo exhibition of works by the world-renowned Italian artist Franco Angeli, bringing together some of his most important pieces from the 1960s for this first time. For the occasion, the Franco Angeli Archive will present the first monograph by Luca Massimo Barbero, with a text by Laura Cherubini. The book will feature more than one hundred artworks and unpublished photographs, documenting his astounding career thirty years after his death.