About Franco Anselmi
Born in Treviso, Northern Italy in 1950 the young Anselmi attended Urbino University graduating in languages and sociology. Since 1975 Anselmi has enjoyed international success as a professional artist. The 20th century school of Italian Futurism* which glorified themes of speed and technology was an influence on his early work and now, thirty years on the creations of Anselmi are synonymous with contemporary Italian style and sophistication.
Favoured subjects include glamorous women, often in trios or pairs, Byzantine style Madonnas and trademark Anselmi animals. The nocturnal owl, wisest of birds, is the only creature portrayed with two eyes, indicative of a balanced v
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