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Antonio Recalcati was born in Bresso on 1938.  Autodidact.


1957 – First personal exhibition at the Galleria Totti in Milan, catalogue introduction by the poet Roberto Sanesi

Wins the prize Mochetti “Tavolozza d’Argento” at Circolo della Stampa in Milan.

Begins to work with ceramics, that leaves soon to take it again only in 1990.

With Piero Manzoni subscribes the “manifesto” against the Premio San Fedele on behalf of Avantgarde, organizing an alternative-exhibition at Bar Giamaica in Milan.

With Piero Manzoni at Bar Jamaica, Via Brera 22, Milan


1958 - Meets Giorgio Kaisserlian, writer and art critic, bound by a long friendship.

Exhibition at Galleria San Fedele in Milan with Sordini and Verga. Catalogue introduction by Kaisserlian.

Writings by Enrico Crispolti “La quarta generazione” on Aujourd’hui, 20 December, Paris.

First journey to Paris where meets Gianni Bertini that introduce him to Jean Jacques Leveque, manager of an art gallery and editor of the art magazine “Le Soleil dans la Tète”. Exhibition in Leveque art gallery.


1959 – Second personal exhibition at Galleria Pater in Milan. Catalogue introduction by Emilio Tadini.

Journey to Paris taking part to the exhibition “Art Interplanetaire” in the gallery “Le Soleil dans la Tète”.

In Bruxelles meeting with Stella Smith and Richard Lucas and invitation for an exhibition in their art gallery.


1960 – On 8 October opening of his exhibition at the Carlo Cardazzo’s “Galleria del Cavallino” in Venice with the first “impronte” and the catalogue introduction by Giorgio Kaisserlian.

Vernissage dinner after the first exhibition of Inprints, in October 1960 the "Colomba" with Carlo Cardazzo the Galleria Cavallino (Venice)


On 19 October exhibition of the “impronte” in Stella Smith and Richard Lucas’s “Galerie Smith” in Bruxelles

A wide inquiry by Marco Nozza on the magazine “L’Europeo” “La Borsa dei Pittori”opens with a full page photo of Recalcati; it deals with the series of “impronte” titled “Una storia per Johannesburg” and the article excited wide interest.

At the “Galleria del Grattacielo” in Milan the new trends with catalogue by Giorgio Kaisserlian.

Jean Jacques Lévèque asks him for a cover illustration of the magazine “Sense Plastique” n.13, Paris.


1961 – In Milan he meets Alain Jouffroy, interested in his work and invite him to take part to “L’Antiprocess”, collective painting with Baj, Crippa, Dova, Errò e Jean Jacques Lebel: the painting provokes a scandal followed by a trial (all acquitted ten years after). Luce Hoctin writes about him in “La Jeune Peinture” on the magazine “L’Oëil” n°13, Paris.

First acquisition of “Museo di Arte Moderna” (today PAC) of Milan of an “impronta” exhibited in Premio San Fedele. Meeting with the critic Enrico Crispolti. In September he is called for military service


1962 – Discharged from the force, in February he prepares a personal exhibition at Carlo Cardazzo’s “Galleria del Naviglio” in Milan. This is the second exhibition with “impronte” in Italy and the catalogue is introduced by Emilio Tadini.

Second personal exhibition on 29 November at the Gallery Smith in Bruxelles; takes part to “Nuove Prospettive della Pittura Italiana” in Bologna and to the exhibition in L’Aquila “Alternative Attuali” conceived by Enrico Crispolti.


Opening of the second Inprints exhibition in the Naviglio Gallery. Recalcati with Fontana and his artists friends. Milan 1962


The Galleria Odissea takes interest in his works and buys some “Impronte”.

He receives the prize “Cesare da Sesto” in Sesto Calende

Beginning of a great friendship with  Dino Buzzati, that writes a wide article on “Rassegna” n°5, Milan.

Picture with Dino Buzzati


1963 – In January personal exhibition at “Galleria Il Punto” in Turin with introduction by Enrico Crispolti.

On the beginning of February he moves to London where works for four months and there conceives the “Pittura Narrativa”, paintings composed by different images called “Racconti”. Back from London takes part to the exhibition “La Nuova Figurazione” at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.

Wins the “Premio Apollinaire” in Venice, and take part to the exhibition in London at the “Piccadilly Gallery”, organized by Luca Scacchi Gracco.

Antonio Recalcati with Tano Festa at "Premio Apollinaire", Venice 1963


Paul Rebeyrolle invite him to the exhibition “Salon de Mai” in the Museum of Modern Art of Paris. Exhibition “Abattoir” at the Gallery Claude Levin. Jean Depeyrau writes on him on “Quadrum” n° 14, Bruxelles.


1964 – In comparative of Milan he finds the artistic and social life of Paris very exciting, he works very much, takes part in “Jeunes Peinture”, in Museum of Modern art and “Salon de Mai” exhibitions, where exhibits a painting after Picasso that will be reproduced on “New York Times” (3 january 1965 section X pag.19) full page with a text by Michel Ragon at loggerheads  with Paris.

Takes part in the great exhibition at the Museum Vor Schoenkunst in Gand “Figuration e defiguration de Picasso à nos jours” and in the exhibitions “Nouveau Realisme et Nouvelle Figuration” at the Museums of Modern Art of Berlin, Hague, Vienna and Bruxelles.

Wins the prestigious “Prix Lefranc” in Paris.

Beginning of the series of collective paintings with Aillaud and Arroyo and taking part to the memorable “Biennale di Venezia” of ’64, with the presentation of the young Italian painting.

Franco Angeli, Recalcati and the writer Germano Lombardi at the Venice Biennale, 1964


1965 – Mario Roncaglia is his art dealer, visits him in Paris regularly and promotes the exhibitions at “Galleria Il Fante di Spade” in Roma with catalogue introduction by Antonio del Guercio and at “Galleria Mutina” in Modena.

He move to New York where meets Schifano. They work in the same hotel and are joined by Tano Festa: life together, mythical boxing matches in the old Medison Square Garden. Schifano is friend of Larry Rivers and so they go round the rising American avantgarde.

His exhibition at the “Gallery Odyssey” is successful: articles on “Times” 11 June, “New York Herald Tribune” 22 may “New York Times” 29 may with paintings illustrations and text by Steward Preston

Meanwhile in Paris Recalcati is invited to take part with other young painters to the annual exhibition of the “Ecole de Paris” that takes place at the “Galerie Charpentier”. All the abstractionist avangarde refuses to agree to them and prefers to abandon this historical tradition.

The Gallery “Valerie Saint Germain” exhibits “La Passion dans le desert”  from a novel by Balzac painted by Aillaud, Arroyo and Recalcati, with a text by Daniel Anselme.

Cartoon de Figaro Littéraire three painters who paint together on the same canvas, February 1965


The “Passion” is exhibited at the “Kunsthalle” in Lund, Sweden. Le “Figarò litteraire” publishes a cartoon on the three painters painting the same picture.

Takes part to “Salon de Mai” and to “Salon de la Jeunes Peintures”, at the “Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris”. At the Gallery “Creuze” with “Figuration Narrative”,  exhibition conceived by Gerald Gassiot Talabot. Exhibition of the second series of collective pictures painted with Aillaud and Arroyo titled Vivre au laisser mourir , la fin tragique de Marcel Duchamp” with a great scandal. More than one hundred surrealist (sic) intellectuals sign a “Manifesto” against the three authors. Instead Marcel Duchamp with humor visits the exhibition and sign the Livre d’or.

He is the representative of Italy in  the Biennial of Sao Paulo. Exhibition at “Les Galeries Pilote” in Lausanne; “Groupe 65” at Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris; “Il Presente contestato” in Bologna.

He is awarded in Marseille with “Prix le Provencal”.


1966 – Exhibition at the Galerie Smith in Bruxelles “Recalcati: Seven years at Galerie Smith”.

In Paris personal exhibition at “Galerie André Schoeller”: Salvador Dalì is present on the opening day, 4 May. New exhibition in Rome at “Galleria Fante di Spade” with catalogue introduction by Gérald Gassiot Talabot.

He takes part in “Salon de Mai”, in the exhibitions “Salon de la Jeune Peinture” in Paris and “Figuration Narrative” in Praha.

On the magazine “Art International”of September a long article by Talabot “Le Peintre masqué”.

Exhibition “Aillaud Arroyo Recalcati” at “Fante di Spade” Gallery in Rome. Catalogue introduction by Renato Barilli.

The “Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris” buys the painting exhibited at “Salon de la Jeune Peinture”.

In Antibes meeting with Jacques Prevert and beginning of a deep and long friendship.


1967 – Takes part to the “Salon de la Jeune Peinture”.

Journey to Venezuela with Aillaud and Arroyo for the exhibition at the “Fundacion Mendoza” in Caracas.

Followed by a journey to Mexico and New York. Return to Paris for “Salon de Mai” in June.

Return to Milan where prepare an exhibition at Piero Fedeli’s “Studio Bellini”.

Journey to Cuba in June with artist and intellectuals of the french delegation.

Takes part to the great collective painting made by the artist of “Salon de Mai”.

In September takes part to the “V Biennale de Paris” and to the exhibition organized by Gerald Gassiot Talabot “La bande dessinée et la figuration narrative” at the “Musée des Ars Decoratifs” in Paris.

Buzzati asks him for posing. He wants to make a book with a modern revisitation of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Buzzati as painter will make an extraordinary series of drawings. Recalcati will give his face to Orpheus, as a modern rock music player.

With Dino Buzzati and portrait of Antonio Recalcati by Dino Buzzati for "Poem in comics"


1968 – Return to Paris.

After the May 1968 he return to Milan and works at “Biografia Immaginaria 1962-1972”: ten  years between reality and imagination, where his past, present and future painting run one another, and real and unreal facts are mixed as in a real-unreal dream. This series is exhibited at gallery “Il Fante di Spade” in Rome, at “Galleria Eunomia” in Milan and “Galérie Valerie Schmidt” in Paris. This exhibition is organized the friend and writer Michel Rachline.

In September painting of a series of pictures for the movie “Ils” by Jean Daniel Simon.

With Jacques Prévert at the exhibition "Recalcati 1962-1972" in Paris, June 1969 and Collages by Jacques Prévert: "To Antonio Recalcati, his friend Jacques Prévert".


1970 – In April exhibition at Olivetti Foundation in Copenhagen; in Milan at “Galleria Eunomia” exhibition “Recalcati 1962-1966”. The texts are by Gérard Gassiot Talabot, Enrico Crispolti and Antonio del Guercio.

In October departure for a new stay in New York; illustration of a tale by David Ohle on “Esquire”. He returns in Paris with a new series of paintings titled “Interno Americano”.


1971 – Exhibition in Paris at “Galérie Armand Zerbib” of the paintings for the movie by Jean Daniel Simon.

The friend Jacques Prevert write the poem “Interieur Americain”dedicated to his paintings. It will be the preface of the catalogue of the exhibition at “ Il Fante di Spade” in Rome of the paintings made in New York. In November the same exhibition is proposed in Milan at “Palazzo dell’Arengario”. In the catalogue also a text by Alain Jouffroy. Many articles on newspapers in Rome and Milan, among these the one written on 28 November on Corriere della Sera, the last written for him by his friend Dino Buzzati.


1972 – Return to Paris and on the end of January exhibition of “Interieur Americain”at “Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris”. Short journey to New York and new atélier in Paris. Takes part to “Salon de Mai”, “Biennale di Milano” and “Arte Contro” in Bologna.


1973 – In Paris painting of a series of pictures titled “La Boheme de Chirico”. It is an unconventional and ironic reading of the great Giorgio. The metaphysical monuments in the squares are transformed in physical objects as sandwich, macaroni dish, Parma ham, etc. The exhibition at the “Galérie Mathias Fels” in Paris gets a great success of the critics. The text of the catalogue is by Alain Jouffroy. The president Pompidou, ill, sends a jeep from Elyseum palace to have some paintings to be looked

Sixth journey to the Far East.


1974 – Exhibitions at “Galleria Jean Boghici” in Rio de Janeiro, at “Galérie Rinoceros” a Paris. In Milan at “Galleria Cortina” with “Boheme de Chirico” paintings, with catalogue texts by Alain Jouffroy, Gilbert Lascault and Reno Cortina.

Carrying out of 31 collages for the book “Il Pianeta Buzzati” Edizione Apollinaire, Milan.

Prized with “Oscar de la Peinture” at the Sixth Painting Festival in Cagnes sur Mer (France).

1975 – The Publisher and friend Christian Borgois publishes the book “ Les Empreintes de  Recalcati 1960-1962”- Text by Alain Jouffray and layout by Roman Cizlevich.

The theater director Klaus Michael Gruber asks his collaboration for the stage designing of “Empedokles Hölderlin Lesen” for the “Schaubühne am Halleschen  Ufer” theatre in Berlin: this is the beginning of his collaboration with the theatre.

Exhibition at the “Maison de la Culture” of Rennes in France of the series of paintings inspired by the story of Topino Le Brun guillotined during Napoleonic regime on 31 January 1801: this date will be the title of this series of paintings.


1976 – Takes part to “XXXVII Biennale di Venezia”

The “Galérie Fred Lanzenberg” exhibits the series “31 Janvier 1801”. The Musée d’Ixelles buys a big painting. Exhibition at “Galérie Paul Facchetti” in Paris.

Pontus Hulten designated director of the new Musée Nationale d’Art Moderne, exhibits 120 paintings from 1960 to 1962 at the Centre Nationale d’Art Contemporain (CNAC) a Paris.


1977 – On the opening of the “Centre Pompidou” the paintings on “Topino le Brun”are displayed in an exhibition conceived by Alain Jouffroy and wanted by Pontus Hulten, including Monory, Dufour, Velickovic, Chanbas, Fromanger and Errò.

He takes part to the exhibition “Mithologies Quotidiennes” at “Musée de la Ville de Paris”.


1978 – Taking part to “XXXVIII Biennale di Venezia” to the exhibition “Images Detournée”.

Exhibition “Peintures and Guillottine” at “Musée de la Vieille Charité” in Marseille, opened by Gaston Deferre and Edmond Charles-Roux. Exhibition “Biennale de la Critique” at the “Musée d’Art Moderne” of Anverse and Charleroi.

Personal exhibition at the “Galleria Gastaldelli” in Milan and “Galleria Gissi” in Turin.


1979 – Personal exhibition at the “ Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris” with the series titled “Huil sur toile”. It’s a query on painting, on the means of painting , on the reason of painting.

Exhibition at “Galérie Nina Dausset” in Paris. He takes part to exhibition “Trends of Art in France 1969 – 1979” at the “ Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris” and to the exhibition “La famille des Portraits”  at the “Musée des Arts Decoratives” in Paris.


1980 – Bored with Paris, on January 1980 he moves to New York where stays five years; he will return to Paris on April 1th 1985.

The “Maeght Foundation” in Saint Paul de Vence exhibits their drawings: among them there are three by Recalcati.

He takes part to the exhibitions “Trends of the European Modern Art” at the “Gallery Pierre Cardin” in New York; “Small Works by Big Artists” at the“Gallery Sneed” in Rockford – Illinois; “1870-1970 un siecle de paysages de France” at the Ghinza Stores in Tokio; and with Bonalumi at the “Yves Arman Gallery” in New York.

The exhibition of the drawings of the Maeght Foundation are showed in all the United States.

Exhibitions “Realismo e Nuova Figurazione” at the “Galleria Montrasio” in Monza, and “Il Segno Sensibile. Trent’anni d’arte Italiana 1950-1980” at the Villa Manzoni in Lecco.


1982 – Alain Jouffroy is in Tokio as cultural attaché; taking part to the exhibition titled “Figuration de Cézanne à aujord’hui”and, in Seul to the one titled “Nouvelle Figuration”.

Return to New York and beginning of a great series of paintings on the basket-grounds in the streets of New York.


1985 -  Back to Paris on April 1st, with the american paintings. The art dealers Didier Imbert and Nello di Meo organize exhibitions in Paris at “Fiac” , in Venice at “Sima Salone Internazionale dei Mercanti d’Arte” and at “Hotel de Ville” in Villurbane, Lyon.

1987 – Moving to Milan in a new residence and painting activity. Exhibition “A la Rencontre de Jacques Prévert” at “Maeght Foundation”. Painting a series of pictures with subject a lonely walk after a storm: the New York memories.

Milan dedicates to him a great personal retrospective exhibition at “Palazzo Reale-Salone delle Cariatidi”, titled “Recalcati dall’impronta all’immagine”, that will be exhibited again in Rome at “Museo di Roma”- Palazzo Braschi.


1988 – Again exhibitions, but no more painting. Beginning of a long period without painting that will have an end only on 1996.


1990 – The ceramics manufactory “San Giorgio” in Albisola invites him “to make a ceramic vase”. Reluctant, he goes to Albisola and just touching the fresh clay, a new creativity springs up. In one year he makes about one thousand vases and outlines. The vases  are broken, tortured, strangled, bounded, wounded. The millenarian shape of vases has been always respected, painted and decorated, but never violated. The action made on the vase is equivalent to the one by Fontana  cutting the  canvas. On the following years, till today, you can see the influence that this action had on the new forms of ceramics, porcelain and glass. Sometimes, real copies and plagiarism.


From 1990 to 1992 the vases are exhibited in Milan, Paris, in four German museums. The publisher Hirmer of Munich publishes three editions of the book “Terracotta” in german, english and italian, edited by Volker Feierabend.


Albisola 1990 - 1992 in the Manifattura of Ceramiche San Giorgio


Still in 1992 Recalcati realizes that his “Bozzetti” (outlines) can be considered sculptures, brings them to Carrara and begins a series of marbles. He uses marbles of different colors, His work is opposite to the tradition, as his ceramic work. He use the marble as a soft, flexible and domesticated matter. He carries on his ceramics works at Bottega dei Gatti in Faenza and his sculptures at the Studio Angeli in Querceta.

Recalcati at "Angeli" Studio, Querceta, 1992


Taking part to Venice Biennale on 1992 with a personal hall to exhibit his sculptures.

With Caesar in the sculpture room Recalcati at the Venice Biennale, 1992


1996 – Return to the painting with a series of pictures titled “Souvenir de Essaouria” after a journey in Morocco with the friend Aldo Mondino.

Carrying out of the mural painting dedicated to the victims of the Shoa for the “Sinagoga degli Argenti” in Casale Monferrato.


1999 - Return to Paris, and painting the series “Le nu et la mort “ from a dream or a vision had during the long days passed in the reanimation room.


2000 -  He leaves Paris and  returns to Milan to follow treatments.


2003 – Again in Paris to paint, but he feels a changed air around him. After two years he returns to Milan definitely. He is one of the five Italians invited at the exhibition Paris Capital of the Arts, 1900-1968” at the “Royal Academy” of London that the following year will be exhibited at the“Museum Guggenheim”


2006 – He is prized with “Premio Presidente della Repubblica”, proposed by  the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca.

Rome, the President Giorgio Napolitano delivery to Antonio Recalcati the "Premio Presidente della Repubblica per la Pittura 2006" conferred on a proposal of the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca


2007- A great painting inspired by the last supper by Leonardo da Vinci is exhibited at  “Ultime ultime cene”, exhibition at the “Galleria Gruppo Credito Valtellinese” Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan

Personal exhibition at Accademia di San Luca in Rome titled “Cinque momenti dal’60 allo’06”.

Fifty years from the first personal exhibition. Retaking of the theme of the “impronte” of the sixties’, now named “le impronte rivisitate”.


2010 – Personal exhibition at “Galleria del Palazzo Coveri” in Florence, titled “Antonio Recalcati-Sunset Boulevard, with the latest and unpublished works.


2011 – Painting of a series of pictures titled “ La nascita dell’Italia”.



 Personal Exhibitions


1957 - Galleria Totti, Milan


1958 - Galleria Pater, Milan


1960 - Galleria Cavallino, Impronte, Venice
Galerie Smith, Empreintes, Bruxelles                                                                                                                                 


1962 - Impronte Galleria del Naviglio, , Milan
Galerie Smith, Empreintes, Bruxelles                                                                                                          


1963 - Galleria Il Punto, Turin                                                                                                                                       


1965 - Galleria II Fante di Spade, Rome
Odyssea Gallery, New York City                                                                                                                                    


1966 - Galerie Andre Schoeller, Paris
Galleria Mutina, Modena
Galerie Smith, “Recalcati: Seven years at Galérie Smith”., Bruxelles.
Galleria II Fante di Spade, Rome


1967 - Fundación Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela
Studio Bellini, Milan
Galleria II Vaglio, Florence                                                                                                                                          


1968 - Galleria II Tempo, Bologna


1969 - Galleria II Fante di Spade, Serie autobiografica 1962/1972, Rome
Galleria Eunomia, Serie autobiografica 1962/1972, Milan
Galerie Valérie Schmidt, Serie autobiografica, 1962/1972, Paris


1970 - Olivetti Foundation, Copenaghen

Galleria Eunomia, Recalcati 1963/1966, Milan


1971 - Galerie Armand Zerbib, paintings for the movie “Ils”, Paris

Galleria II Fante di Spade, Interno americano, Rome

Interno americano Palazzo dell’Arengario, Milan


1972 - ARC-Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, “Interieur Americain”, Paris


1973 - Galerie Mathias Fels, La Bohème de Chirico, Paris


1974 - Galleria Cavour, La Bohéme de Chirico, Milan

Galleria Cavour, 31 collages for the book Il pianeta Buzzati, Edizioni Apollinaire, Milan


1975 - Maison de la Culture, Rennes

Galerie Rhinocéros, Paris


1976 - Galerie Fred Lanzemberg, Bruxelles

Galerie Paul Facchetti, Paris

C.N.A.C., Impronte 1960-1962, Parigi, organized by the  Centre Georges Pompidou


1978 - Galleria Gastaldelli, Milan

Galleria Gissi, Turin


1979 - ARG-Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

Galerie Nina Dausset, Paris


1982 - Yves Arman Gallery, New York


1985 - Hotel de Ville, West 3rd Street, Villeurbanne, Lyon


1986 - West 3rd Street, Galerie Didier Imbert Fine Arts, Paris


1987 - Palazzo Reale, “Recalcati: dall’impronta all’immagine”, Milan

Museo di Roma, Palazzo Braschi, “Recalcati: dall’impronta all’immagine”, Rome


1988 - Galleria Daverio, After Storm, Milan

Galeria Gamarra y Garrigues, Antonio Recalcati: Disegni 1957-1987, Madrid


1990 - Galleria Farsetti, Pitture e Disegni dal debutto agli anni ’60, Milan Galleria Daverio, Ceramiche, Milan


1991 - Gallerie de France, Terracotta, Paris


1992 - Montrasio Arte: Retrospettiva 1957/1964, Monza

Museum Ludwig, Terracotta,  Köln

Museum Sprengel, Terracotta, Hannover 

Museum WilheIm-Lehmbruck, Terracotta, Duisburg

Skulpturen Museum, Terracotta, Glaskasten


1993 - Biennale di Venezia, Sala di scultura


1994 - Recalcati 1958-1993: Pitture Sculture Ceramiche, Galleria Credito Valtellinese, Palazzo Sertoli, Sondrio

Ceramiche, Galleria Luisa delle Piane, Milan

Antonio Recalcati 1956/1996: Pitture, Ceramiche, Centro culturale A. Manzoni, Bresso


1997 - Souvenir d’Essaouira, Chiostro di S. Agostino, Pietrasanta

Museo Internazionale della Ceramica Faenza, Antonio Recalcati: un viatico per la scultura 1990-1997


1998 - Galleria Gastaldelli, Milan

Galleria Archivio, Mantova

Galleria di Meo, Arte Fiera, Bologna


1999 - Mano a Mano – 1959/1999, Villa Tamaris Pacha, La Seyne-sur-Mer


2003 - Galerie Lavignes-Baslille, Le Retour, Paris


2004 - Ecrire la Peinture, Galerie Lucien Schweitzer, Luxembourg

La passione della libertà, Galleria Gruppo Valtellinese, Refettorio delle Stelline, Milan

Le acque di Mosè, sculture, Sinagoga degli Argenti, Casale Monferrato


2007 - Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Cinque momenti dal ’60 allo ’06, Rome


2008 - Galérie UFN Confluence, Lione (with Arroyo)


2009 - Montrasio Arte, Milan

Museo Civico Floriano Bodini, Gemonio

Saletta Veratti, Varese

Sala Mostre, Besozzo                                                                    


2010 - Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme, Cent Lumières pour Casale Monferrato, Paris

Galleria del Palazzo-Coveri, Antonio Recalcati Sunset Boulevard, Florence



Collective Exhibitions


1957 - Circolo della Stampa: Esposizione internazionale dell’autoritratto, Milan                                                         Prize “Tavolozza d’argento” assigned to Recalcati


1958 - Centro San Fedele, Recalcati, Soldini, Verga, Milan

Galerie le Soleil dans la Tête, Gouaches, Paris


1959 - Galerie le Soleil dans la Tête, Art Interplanétaire, Paris


1961 - Centro San Fedele, Milan

Galleria Brera, Antiprocesso, Esposizione collettiva (Baj, Crippa, Dova, Erro, Lebel, Recalcati), Milan


1962 - Nuove prospettive della pittura italiana, Bologna

Alternative attuali, l’Aquila

Prix César de Sesto (assigned a Recalcati), Sesto Calende

Galleria Luca Scacchi Gracco: (Adami, Bergolli, Peverelli, Recalcati, Romagnoni), Milan


1963 - Piccadilly Gallery, Nouvelle Figuration, London

Palazzo Strozzi, Nouvelle Figuration, Florence

3° Biennale, Paris

Galleria Luca Scacchi Gracco, Milan

Galerie Claude Levin, L’abattoir, Paris

4° Biennale of Mediterranean, Alexandria, Egypt

Salon de Mai, Paris


1964 - Prix Lefranc per la pittura giovane assigned to Recalcati

Salon de la Jeune Peinture, Paris

Salon de Mai, Paris

Museo Von Schoenkiinsi, Figuration et Défigurationm de Picasso a nos jours, Gand, Belgium

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Mythologies Quotidiennes, Paris

32° Biennale, Venice

“Pop Art, Nouveau Réalisme, Nouvelle Figuration”, Kunstmuseum Berlin, and subsequentlt in Bruxelles, Vienna and Haye

Galerie Benjamin Katz, L’abattoir, Berlin

Galeria Jean Boghici, Rio de Janeiro


1965 - Galerie Saint Germain, Une passion dans le Désert (with Aillaud e Arroyo), Paris

Biennale of San Paolo, Brasil

Art Gallery of Lund, Sweden

Galerie Creuze, Vivre et Laisser Mourir (with Aillaud e Arroyo), Paris

Galerie Pilote, Lausanne

Musèe d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Groupe 65, Paris

Salon de la jeune peinture, La Figuration Narrative, Paris

Salon de Mai, Paris

Galerie André Schoeller, 28 peintres d’aujourd’hui à Paris, Paris

Il presente contestato, Bologna

Prix Le Provencal assigned to Recalcati, Marseille


1966 - Salon de la jeune peinture, Paris

Salon de Mai, Paris

Biennale of Milan

Museum of Modern Art, La Figuration Narrative, Praha

Galleria Il Fante di Spade, «Aillaud, Arroyo, Recalcati», Rome

«Pitture e Fotografie», Monza


1967 - Musée des Arts Decorative, La Bande Dessinée et la Figuration Narrative, Paris

Salon de la jeune peinture, Paris

Salon de Mai, Paris

5a Biennale, Paris

Salon de Mai, La Habana, Cuba


1972 - Salon de Mai, Paris

Biennale of Milan

Arte Contro, Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea, Bologna


1973 - Salon de Mai, Paris


1974 - Salon de Mai, Paris

Galleria Jean Boghici, Rio de Janeiro

Galerie Rencontre, Paris

6° Festival de la Peinture, Prix Oscar del la Peinture assigned to Recalcati, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

Espace 2000, Bruxelles


1976 - XXXVII Biennale di Venezia


1977 - Centre Georges Pompidou, Guillotine et Peinture, Paris

Musée de l’Annonciade, Le Drapeau, Saint-Tropez

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Mythologies Quotidiennes, Paris


1978 - XXXVIII Biennale di Venezia

Centre Georges Pompidou, Images Détournées, Paris

Musée de la Vieille Charité, Le Drapeau, Marseille

Biennale de la Critique, Musée d’Art Moderne, Charleroi


1979 - Tendance de l’Art èn France 1969/1979, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

La Famille des Portraits, Musée des Arts Decoratives, Paris


1980 - Fondazione Maeght, Dessins de la Fondation Maeght, Sant-Paul de Vence

Gallery Sneed, Petits Travaux par de Grands Artistes, Rockford, Illinois, USA

Stores Ghinza, 1870/1970, un siede de paysages de France, Tokyo


1981 - Institute Marion Koogler McNay, Dessins de la Fondation Maeght, San Antonio, Texas

Dessins de la Fondation Maeght, Detroit (Michigan, USA), Evanston (Ulinois, USA)

Dessins de la Fondation Maeght, West Palm Beach (Floride, USA)

Realismo e nuova figurazione, Galleria Montrasio, Monza

Trent’anni d’Arte Italiana 1950/1980: le Signe Sensible, Villa Manzoni, Lecco


1982 - Figuration de Cézanne à aujourd’hui, Bridgestone Museum, Tokyo

Nouvelle Figuration en France, Gallery Seul, Seul, Korea


1983 - Raphaël et l’Art Francais, Galérie Nationale du Grand Palais, Paris

L’arte Pop e l’Italia, Château Visconteo, Pavia


1985 - SIMA-Salone Internazionale dei Marcanti d’Arte, Venice

FlAC-Foire Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea, Paris


1987 - A la rencontre de Jacques Prévert, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence

Enca, Galleria des Poncettes, Nice

Gli anni ’60, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Abbaye Saint-André Meymac

30ma Biennale of Milan

Arte di Milano, Galleria Montrasio, Milan

Palazzo della Permanente, Milan


1988 - “Intorno agli anni ’60”, Chiostro di S. Domenico, Imola


1989 - 1976-1988: Les Prix de Montrouge, Montrouge

Estampes et Révolution 200 ans aprés, Centre Nationale des Arts Plastiques C.N.A.P., Paris

1789-1989: le Témoignage de la Peinture, Halles d’Avranche, Béziers

1789/1989 – 200 ans de Révolution Francaise, Kunstalle, Berlin


1990 - Aspects de la Figuration dans les Années 60, Palazzo dell’Arte, Tolosa, Rouen, Nantes

L’Artista e la Ceramica, Villa Gavotti della Rovere, Albisola, Galleria Credilo Valtellinese, Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan


1991 - Halles d’Exposition de la Mairie, Lille

L’Arsenal, Metz

Museo di Belle Arti, Clermont-Ferrand

Museo Hébert, Grenoble

Espace Berthelot, Lyon

Tour du Roi René, Marseille

Museo de Castre, Cannes

Fondazione Charles Cante La Vieille Eglise, Marignac

Fondazione Mona Bismarck, Paris

Galleria Philippe Daverio, Milan

Realismo esistenziale, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan


1992 - Kleinplastik, Rathaus, Grosser Saal, Felbach

Museo Wilhelm-Lehmbruck, Terracotta, Duisburg

Skulpturen MuseumGlaskasten, Terracotta, Marl


1993 - Museo Sprengel, Terracotta, Hannover

Museo Ludwig, Terracotta, Koln

Tondo: Modernité et Spiritualité», Abbaye Saint-Germain, Auxerre


1994 - Sculture di Pietrasanta, Pietrasanta, Travel Art

Galleria e Park Abbé Froidure, Bruxelles

L’uomo e l’albero. Arte nel giardino, Museo di Bozzetto, Pietrasanta, Parco Borromeo, Arese

La luce della terra, Piazza Duomo, Pietrasanta e Piazza Arrigoni, Lucca


1995 - Virtualité du Vase, Galleria Marcello Guidi, Firenze D’A Galerie, Palazzo Fidélitas, Vittor Chiano (Vilerbo)

Foro di Milano MACEF, Milan

Palazzo Cisi, Museo del Vino, Torgiano

La gente del Po, Galleria Civile du Château de Mesola

Un monde de la Sculpture Internationale, Anzère, Switzerland


1996 - Pop Art e artisti italiani degli anni ’60, Comune di Belluno, Comune di Cortina d’Ampezzo

Gli anni ’60, Fondazione Mazzotta, Milan


1997 - Face a l’Histoire, Centre Nationale d’Art et Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris

Empreintes, Centre Nationale d’Art et Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris

Virtualità del vaso, Chiostro S. Agnese, Vitorchiano (Viterbo)

Fiera di Milano MACEF, Palazzo Cisi


1999 - Perennità del lustro, Palazzo della Ragione, Gubbio


2001 - “1900-1968: Paris Capital of Arts”

Royal Accademy of London

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao


2003 - Propos d’Europe 2, Fondazione Ippocampe, Paris


2004 - Salon de mai, Paris


2006 - Le noir c’est une coleur, Fondation Maeght, San Paul de Vence


2007 - Le ultime cene, Galleria del Credito Valtellinese – Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan


2008 - Figuration Narrative, Grand Palais, Paris

Figuration Narrative, IVAM, Valencia


2009 - Contemplazioni, Rimini


2010 - Cent Lumière pour Casale Monferrato. Musée d’Arte et d’Histoire du Judaisme, Paris.


2011 - 1861 -2011: Noi credevamo. Complesso dei Dioscuri, Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome.

Leonardo da Vinci: il Maestro e l’arte contemporanea. Palazzo di Venaria Reale, Venaria (To).

XXL.Galérie Di Meo, Paris

“Da Bacon ai Beatles”, Museo della Permanente, Milan





1978 - Peintres de notre temps: Antonio Recalcati. Director Michel Lancelot, produced by Georges Paumier for ORTF – Television Francais – Antenne 2 , Paris (Length: 45 min.)                                                                   


1987 - Antonio Recalcati a Palazzo Reale. Direction by Anna Zanoli, Texts by Giovanni Testori for RAI – Radiotelevisione Italiana RAI TRE, Milan (30 min.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


1988 - Pittori Oggi: Antonio Recalcati. Direction by Franco Simongini for RAI – Radiotelevisione Italiana – RAI UNO, Rome (15 min)





1975 - Scenography for Empedokles, Hölderlin lesen  at Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer in Berlin. Direction by  Klaus M. Grüber                                                                                                                                                 


1976 - Revival of  Empedokles … at Festival d’Automne of Paris                                                                                                               


1977 - Scenography for Winterreise  from Hyperion by Hölderlin, at the Olimpiastadion in Berlino, produced by Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer. Direction by Klaus M. Grüber                                                                                            


1979 - Scenography for Rudi by Bernard von Brentano, at the Hotel Esplanade, produced by the Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer of Berlin. Direction by Klaus M. Grüber                                                                                                   


1980 - Scenography for Haus der Fremde by Ernst Jandel, produced by theSchaubühne am Halleschen Ufer  of Berlin. Direction by Hellen Hammer                                                                                                                                


1983 - Scenography and costumes for The Imaginary Invalid by Molière, produced by the Schauspielhaus in  Bochum. Direction by Alfred Kirckner                                                                                                                                                


1986 - Scenography and costumes for Prometheus gefesselt. Direction by Klaus M. Grüber. Salzburger Festspiele, Salzburg.

Scenography and costumes  for Bautam by Eduardo Arroyo, in collaboration with Gillles Aillaud,  at Residenztheater in Munich. Direction by Klaus M. Grüber                                                                                     Prix for the best Scenography and Costumes of the year in Germany.                                                                                                      


2002 - Scenography for Roberto Zucco by Koltes. Direction by Klaus M. Grüber at the Burg Theater of Vienna.


2022 - Antonio Recalcati died in Milan on 04 December 2022