Sarto Lucia b.1950

 Lucia Sarto was born in the Udine area in 1950. In 1961 she won First Prize in a painting competition organised in the Region's Middle Schools. She trained as an artist in Venice and Turin, cities in which she would successfully participate in a number of group shows. It was in Turin, a famous centre of Italian artistic and cultural life, that she was recognised Female Painter of the Year, with the most significant of her "Romantic Realism" paintings figuring in a one-woman show at the Palazzo della Region. She has participated in more than one hundred exhibitions, holding a total of fifty one-woman shows in Italy and abroad. In 1979 she received the "Female Painter of the Year" award in Como.

In 1980, at a ceremony in the Como Palazzo delle Manfestazioni, she received the 'Costa Armatori Award' for the exhibitions she had organised on transatlantic cruise ships. In 1981 her show at the Cave in Treviso was a great success with both critics and public.

In 1983 she was invited to take part in the Bari Expo Arte and the Rassegna Internazionale d'Arte at the Palazzo delle Manifestazioni in Salsomaggiore. The Museo Civico in Foggia also held an important retrospective of her work which met with great success.

In the years 1983-84 she exhibited in various European countries, holding one-woman shows in the Kuck Gallery at Eschweiler (Aachen), the Castle Mews Gallery (London) and the International Messe (Basel).

In 1983 a show of her work was held at the prestigious Galerie Otto in Vienna, where annual shows of her work would then take place. In 1986-87 her work was to be seen at the Paris and Los Angeles Art Fairs. Since 1986 she has also participated in Poggibonsi Arte, an important exhibition devised and promoted by Tommaso Giotti. Thanks to this latter, a one-woman show of her work would also be held at the Palazzo Affari in Florence in 1993.

Her works are to be seen in various galleries: the Galleria San Giorgio in Portofino (since 1993), the Decò Art Gallery in Lignano Sabbiadoro (since 1995) and the Galleria Melori & Rosenberg in Venice (since 1998).

Lucia Sarto's paintings are to be found in important private and public collections in Munich, New York, Tokyo, Nagoya, Vienna, Frankfurt, London, Portofino and Venice.