Paolo Scheggi

Selected Works from European Collections


  • Paolo Scheggi was born in Settignano, Italy in 1940 and attended the School of Art and the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. Scheggi moved to Milan in 1961, and his first solo exhibition was held at the gallery Vigna Nuova in Florence when he was only 21 years old. He participated in many international solo and group exhibitions during his life including: The XXXIII Venice Biennale (1966); Galleria Arco D’Alibert, Rome (1966); and the Paris Biennale (1967). He died in 1971 at the young age of 31 from heart disease. More


Ronchini Gallery and Galleria d’Arte Niccoli are proud to present Paolo Scheggi: Selected Works from European Collections, the first solo exhibition of works by Paolo Scheggi in London for over 40 years. This monumental exhibition will present key works from Scheggi’s short, but prolific artistic career.

Paolo Scheggi (1940-1971) is most renowned for his monochromatic works of overlapping canvases, which he referred to as Intersuperfici or Zone Riflesse (curved intersurfaces and reflected areas). Scheggi’s volumetric works are most notable for pioneering the idea of ‘painting as object’, as noted by Gillo Dorfles in his essay “Pittura-oggetto a Milano”.