Paolo Perotti - sculptor
Paolo Perotti was born in Piacenza in 1928 and for many years has lived in Vigolzone in the Nure valley, where he dedicates himself to his art.
Having studied at the Istituto Gazzola in Piacenza (1940-1946) and at the Istituto d'Arte Toschi in Parma (1943-1946), where he was awarded his diploma in decoration, he worked under Marino Marini at the Accademia di Brera in Milan.
He has been invited to participate in important art shows, such as the Biennale d'Arte Sacra in Bologna, the Quadriennale in Rome, and the International Biennale of Contemporary Sculpture in Antwerp.
Amongst his most significant achievements was the First Prize for sculpture at the National Exhibition of Youth Art in Rome in 1958.
He has held personal exhibitions in Piacenza and Milan and has taken part in collective exhibitions in Turin, Rome, Parma and Cremona.
Innumerable works of art have found a place in the churches of Piacenza, in the province and in many other cities in Italy and abroad.
He has also created many public monuments, including that to Christopher Columbus in Los Angeles.