Biographical Note
Arturo Puliti was born as a “Florentine painter” from the critic Raffaele De Grada and L’Indiano Art Gallery in Florence owned by Piero Santi and Paolo Marini. He studied at the Arts Institute in Pietrasanta (Lucca).
In the early years of the second post-ward period he worked as an ads graphic designer, as well as a painter. In Rome, he contributed to the humorous weekly magazine Elefante, a short-lived magazine of the dairy newspaper Il Tempo. This job, though, helped Puliti to meet personalities such as Maccari, Cagli, Mirko and Nantas Salvalaggio.
In order to be part of the most lively painting schools of the time, he lived in Turin from 1948 to 1949, in Zurich and San Gallo (Switzerland) from 1949 to 1953, still retaining his living place in Rome. In that period he started his “quarry” cycle, one of the most prolific outcomes of his art.
In 1957 he spent a year in Milan where he made friends with Achille Funi, B. Cassinari, R. Birolli, and some painters of the Bergamini Group. In the summer of the same year he made friends with Roberto Longhi who would introduce him to the “Caffè del Quarto Platano” in Forte dei Marmi, and met Carlo Bo, De Robertis, the De Gradas (the painter, the critic and Magda, the mother – a poet), the writer E. Pea, the poets Luzi, Parronchi, Montale, Gatto, Ungaretti, Orelli Bertolucci, the painters Carrà, Soffici, Morandi and many Others, and Oreste Macri, the famous Spanish Literature scholar. From 1959 to 1963 Puliti spent some time in Paris, first in Montpanasse, then in Montmartre. From 1965 he lived and worked in Florence and in Versilia. The great flood destroyed his studio in via Varlungo in Florence which he shared with his friend the sculptor Ugo Guidi  and he obtained special funds from the Opera Theater of Chicago. He made Exhibitions in Munich (several times), Lindaou, Wurzburg (Germany), Zurich, S. Gallo (Switzerland), Paris, and in the main italian cities.
In 1968 he was awarded the first Prize for the “New values of Young Italian painting”, among twenty italian avant-garde artists who had been selected by Marco valsecchi, Raffaele De Grada, Piero Santi and Ernesto Treccani. In 1970 the Art Gallery L’Indiano (Florence) published his first monograph volume with contributions by Valsecchi and Piero Santi (in that period, he met Giorgio La Pira and Pero Bargellini at L’Indiano). Over the years, the same gallery published other volumes which won the appreciation of many critics (among them, Florentine Spaces, with contributions by Raffaele De Grada).
He held the “Nude” chair at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence, as well as the “landscape” chair. Such experience helped him build a profitable relationship with his students and allowed him to meditate upon technique which, as someone said, “needs be learnt only to be completely forgotten about when painting begins”.
In 1975 Puliti was one of the ten artists the Regional Council of Tuscany appointed to produce a set of engravings which were donated to the “Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe” of the Uffizi gallery. In 1976 he was awarded the first Prize of Painting by the Lorenzo Viani Foundation of Viareggio (with subsequent exhibition).
Puliti is also one of the three founders of the “Premio Satira Politica” of Forte dei Marmi, whose logo, a stinging bee, was created by Puliti himself. Even though he was in touch with the greatest maestri of the twentieth century, and even if he has had the support of critics such as Roberto Longhi, Raffaele De Grada, Marco Valsecchi, Piero Santi, Bruno Corà and M. Fagiolo Dell’Arco, Puliti has Always kept himself to himself, pursuing his own idea of painting and refining a peculiar symbolical Language and an unrivalled chromatic syntax which put him far beyond any school or tendency. He died in 2011.
Taken from a text by Fabio Norcini
Critics that wrote about him:
Marco Valsecchi, Mario Luzi, Roberto Longhi, Raffaele De Grada, Lara Vinca Masini, Mario Portalupi, Umberto Baldini, Mario Lepore, Piero Santi, Franco Miele, Pier Francesco Listri, Raffaele Monti, Vanni Bramanti, Elda Fezzi, Renzo Federigi, Tommaso Paloscia, Dario Miccacchi, Maurizio Chierici, Corrado Marsan, P.M. Bode, Luigi Baldacci, C. Popovic, Luciano Luisi, Pier carlo Santini, A.B. Del Guercio, Elio Mercuri, Emilio Paoli, Antonella Serafini, Roberto Coppini, Gianni Pozzi, Onofrio Lopez, Mario Novi, Michelangelo Masciotta, Magda de Grada, Rolando Bellini, Fabio Norcini, Giuseppe Sprovieri, G. Biazzi Vergani, Carlo Ripa di Meana, Marisa Vescovo, Eugenio Miccini, Bruno Corà, Maurizio Fagiolo Dell’Arco, Enrico Crispoldi.
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