Gautero Francesco

Gautero Francesco

Biography of Francesco Gautero

Francesco Gautero was born on August 25, 1956 in Dronero. At the age of fourteen he started taking his first steps in painting, the studio was invaded by: canvases, brushes, tubes of color and the "scent" of turpentine.
His first collective brings the date of 1978 at the gallery "LA GROTTA" in Dronero. Self-taught, fervent and tenacious, he continued and continues to try his hand in the art of painting.
Over the years the stories of his father, a young sailor on board embarked on the armored "CAIO DUILIO", transmit his love for the sea and the particular attachment to the Italian Navy, then he matures his passion for the blue and becomes a pilot flying on tourism planes for several years.
His curiosity, the desire to know him, push him to broaden his horizons and make numerous trips that take him "around" for: Europe, in the Pampa Argentina, in Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, up to the highlands of Mexico, where he lived for fourteen months.
His great passion is to draw from that huge mine that is history, because as he says: "If we are what we are, for better or for worse, we owe it to those who have gone before us on this Earth".
Listening carefully and with deep respect to the stories of all the veterans. First of all his maternal grandfather, a veteran of the "great war", with his stories on the three long years of trench, described down to the smallest detail. Reading books and history books supported by a constant and careful research on: means, habits, uniforms, environments, etc., take shape paintings that recall the achievements of the Ancient Greeks, the Romans, on pre-Columbian America, on epic of sailing ships, etc. Then the 1800 rich in battles that inflamed the whole world, not least our country; to arrive until the last world war.
His paintings, however, do not concern only the story, so that in the continuous search for improvement he portrays: still lifes, the immense spaces of the sky and the sea, the animals and the human figure in its various expressions.

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