Born 1936, is an Italian artist and educator who has worked and taught in several countries since the 1960’s. Her graphic production extends from drawings (ink, coloured pencil, pastels and watercolours), engravings (aquatint, burin and punch), oil paintings and art books. In the 1970’s she taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila. From 2003 to 2009 she lived in Syria where she taught at the Private University of Science and Arts in Aleppo.
Solo exhibitions by Giulia Napoleone include (selection):
Italy – Florence: Galleria Numero (1963); Galleria Menghelli (1974), Galleria Il Ponte (1996, 2002, 2020). Rome: Galleria dell’Obelisco (1973); Galleria Il Segno (1980), Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica (1997, 2007); Calcografia Nazionale (2017). Switzerland: Museo Villa dei Cedri in Bellinzona (2007, 2009, 2015); Galleria Stellanove in Mendrisio (2011, 2014); Areapangeart in Camorino (2017).
In 2001, following a donation from the artist, the Fondo Giulia Napoleone was set up at the Museo Villa del Cedri in Bellinzona. This would be followed in 2010 by another donation to the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi in Florence.
She has received numerous awards during her career and has been a National Academic at San Luca since 2007.