• Ugo Mainetti

    Date posted: June 16, 2014 Author: mauri
    Courtesy of the artist.

    Courtesy of the artist.

    My name is Ugo Mainetti. I am an autodidact painter, I’m from Valtellina and I am the father of four children, two daughters and two sons. I came into the world without whimpering on May 5th, 1945 in a little district called Valle in the commune of Tartano. I was born into a peasant family of sound principles. I was the second-born son of four children. My bent for painting has revealed itself ever since I was a child. During the time I had been helping my parents in the field and upon casting a glance at my first primary school textbook, I realized that a whirling sense of dreams, emotions, and fantasies was originating in me. I expressed it through painting on and with any available material. My first painting Burnt Mountains dates back to 1957.


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