|La Fornacetta Barga|
I met Carlo around five years ago, having always been a fan of his glittering Italian scenes and strong linear still lifes. I didn't know that when I met him I would like him so much too. I have exhibited him often in group exhibitions, and I was pleased to see that the admirers of his work were as enthusiastic as I was.
|Still Life with Fruit Bowl|
Unfortunately Carlo never made it to the gallery. I would visit him at his home in the east end of Glasgow and be allowed to chose four paintings, perhaps only two, of the array in front of me. He would smile a little at this, knowing I found it hard to choose.
The exhibition promises to be a dramatic array of works spanning Carlo's seventy year career.
|Carlo as a young man|
The memorial exhibition opens on 1 July and the exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue commemorating Carlo's life and work.
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