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Trento Longaretti
Biography

Trento Longaretti

Trento Longaretti was born in Treviglio (Bergamo) in 1916. He studies art in Milan, at the Lyceum and at the "Accademia of Brera" from 1931 to 1939, where one of his teachers is Aldo Carpi. Some schoolmates of his are: Morlotti, Cassinari, Bergolli, Kodra, Cogorno, Dobrzanski. He starts exposing paintings in 1936, but the war stops his activity that will start again in 1945, with various activities (paintings, mosaics...). In 1953 he wins a national competition for the place of Director and Professor at the "Accademia Carrara" of Bergamo where he has taught for 25 years.
He lives and works in Bergamo and in the "Cinqueterre", in Liguria.
 
Some Works
Prizes
He wins the awards "Miljus" and "Stanga" at Brera.
 
Bibliography
  • Giorgio Kaisserlian, Longaretti, Edizioni San Fedele, Milano, 1958
  • Severino Bellotti, Trento Longaretti nell'arte sacra, Signorelli, Treviglio, 1965
  • Carlo Pirovano, Longaretti - Mostra antologica, Città di Treviglio, Treviglio, 1966
  • Carlo Pirovano, Longaretti disegni, Elli e Pagani, Milano, 1966
  • Antonio Boschetto, Longaretti - 16 litografie, Foglio, Macerata, 1968
  • Alberico Sala, Longaretti - 23 acquarelli, Bignami, Milano, 1971
  • Carlo Pirovano, Longaretti, Electa, Milano, 1972
  • Giorgio Mascherpa, Longaretti - Acqueforti, Grafica e Arte, Bergamo, 1976
  • Gian Alberto Dell'Acqua, Longaretti - Cinquant'anni di pittura, Grafica e Arte, Bergamo, 1980
  • Alberico Sala, Trento Longaretti, Cara Bergamo, Grafica e Arte, Bergamo, 1980
  • Alberico Sala, Trento Longaretti, Nido di ghiaia, Ferrari, Treviglio, 1980
  • Giorgio Mascherpa, Longaretti - Disegni, Edizioni San Fedele, Milano, 1982
  • Alberico Sala, Trento Longaretti, Bergamo, le mura, il vento, Grafica e Arte, Bergamo, 1984
  • Silvana Milesi, Longaretti, Corponove, Bergamo, 1985
  • Bruno Galvani, Longaretti poeta del colore, Rotary Club, Treviglio, 1986
  • Alberico Sala, Longaretti, 100 disegni, Consonni, collana "Ponte Rosso", Milano, 1988
  • Kurt Schaer, Vittorio Sgarbi, Longaretti, Galerie zur Krone, Batterkinden, 1989
  • Floriano De Santi, Longaretti - Paesaggi e nature morte, Mazzotta, Milano, 1992
  • Floriano De Santi, "Il sacro nella vita di un artista", Ed. Museo del Duomo di Milano, 1993
  • Mauro Corradini, "Tra realtà e Visione", Ed. Comune di Calcio, 1995
  • Gianfranco Ravasi, "L'arte e il mistero cristiano", Ed. Collezione Civica d'arte, Pinerolo, 1995
  • Alberto Veca, "Excursus - Longaretti da Brera alla Carrara", Lorenzelli, Bergamo, 1996
  • Bonelli Giovanni, "Trento Longaretti" Ed. B&B Arte, Mantova, 1996.
Shows
He exposes in New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, Toronto, Ottawa and Munich. He has ten one-man shows in Switzerland, besides lots of shows in Italy where his artistic formation becomes more and more effective in the atmosphere of "Corrente". Some of his works can be found in Vaticano, in the "Duomo" of Milan or in "St. Ambrogio", in lots of churches from Calgary to Damasco, in Museum of modern art of Basilea, "Musei Vaticani", "Galleria Ricci-Oddi" of Piacenza, "Pinacoteca Carrara" of Bergamo, "Civica Galleria of Gallarate", "Galleria d'arte moderna" of Milan, etc...
He takes part at:
  • the Venice Biennale in 1942, 1948, 1950 and in 1956
  • the "Premio Bergamo" in 1939, 1940 and 1959
  • the "Premio del Fiorino" in 1966 and 1969
  • the "Quadriennale di Roma" in 1952
  • lots of Italian art shows all over the world
Some of his anthological shows have been very important; we can consider for instance, the exhibitions at the "Palazzo dei Diamanti" of Ferrara, at the "Palazzo della Ragione" of Bergamo and the "Permanente" of Milan. Other anthological shows of painting and of graphics were realized in Bergamo, Piacenza, and at the "Centro S. Fedele" in Milan. 13 monographical studies were dedicated to him from 1958 to 1992. Two one-man shows of particular importance are the ones organized in Bergamo "Longaretti-Brera anni Quaranta", and the one in Milan with the title "Due maestri di due generazioni: Aldo Carpi e Trento Longaretti". In 1992 an exhibition in the "Sala dei Giuristi" at the "Palazzo della Ragione" (Bergamo), named "Paesaggi e nature morte". In 1993 at the Museum of the "Duomo" of Milan there was a show on the theme: "Il Sacro nella vita di un artista". In 1995 at the Palazzo Comunale of Calcio (Bergamo) there was a show on the theme: "Tra realtà e visione", and at the Pinerolo Civic Collection there was a show on the theme: "L'arte e il mistero cristiano". In 1996 in Bergamo there was a show: "Excursus. Longaretti da Brera alla Carrara", at the Lorenzelli Gallery. Recent exhibitions: (1996) Vienna, Galerie Prisma; Mantova, Galleria B&B; 1999 Casa del Mantegna, Mantova - ONU Palazzo Nazioni Unite "Longaretti, la poesia e la speranza".
 
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