Prof. Tommasi, the son of sculptor, Leone Tommasi, acknowledged his love for art and acquired his first formal training at a young age. After his primary and secondary school education in Viareggio, he relocated to Florence and simultaneously pursed a degree in Letters and Philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Firenze, and attended the art studio of the well known Italian artist, Pietro Annigoni (1910-1988). Under the guidance of the maestro, Tommasi furthered his studies of painting, drawing and etching while specialising in sculpture and bronze work. In 1966, he earned his doctorate in Art History, presenting a thesis on the 16th century sculptor, Pietro Tacca.
In his career, Prof. Tommasi has held exhibitions of his work throughout in major European cities: Florence, Rome, Milan, Paris, London, Barcellona, Madrid, Malaga, Monovar, and Amsterdam. Today, many of his works can be found in the galleries, museums, churches and squares of these cities as well as near his hometown of Pietrasanta in Tuscany.
Currently, Prof. Tommasi continues to produce his work in his Florentine studio, is chairman of the sculpture department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, as well as chairman of the Department of Fine Arts at the Istituto Europeo in Florence.
Marcello Tommasi has received several prestigious awards, such as:
Galleries and Museums which house Marcello Tommasi's work:
Works which can be found in the churches and squares of Paris and Tuscany:
Pietrasanta and provinces of Lucca and Massa (Northern Tuscany)
Sculptor and scenographer graduated from the Liceo Artistico and the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Firenze in 1992.
1993 Euridice di J. Peri performed at the Cenacolo Andrea del Sarto, Firenze;
1994 Euridice performed at the Pitti Palace, Firenze;
1995 Didone and Enea performed at the Pitti Palace, Firenze; Fare una leggiadra sua vendetta di G.B. Marino presso il Teatro 13 di Firenze;
1996 King Arthur of Purcell performed at the Pitti Palace; various sculptures for Zauberflote at the Wienes Stadhalle, Vienna; artistic director at the Biennal Art and Fashion Show for an exhibit in the gardens of Forte Belvedere, Firenze;
1997 Artistic director at the Biennal Art and Fashion Show at the Guggenheim Museum, Soho, New York;
1998 Monument at the English poet Lord Tennyson exhibited in the Lord Tennyson Park in England;
1999 Portrait of Alfred Hitchcock commissioned by an American foundation;
2000 Reproductions of numerous sculptures, among them being the famous Porcellino of Firenze for the writer Thomas Harrys, Miami Beach, Florida;
2001 Ornamental monuments for the Denver stadium.
Scenografic apparatus for the Roman exhibit on Ertè.
From 1997 has scenographed for the closing show at the Concorso Internazionale di Canto organized by the International Association Europeo Istituto.
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