Piero Salustri was born in Rome, and since his early youth
he followed with passion his inclination to drawing and painting. After
his graduation from artistic high school, he enrolled in the Faculty of
Architecture. In 1975 he started attending an art course in the studio
of Pietro Annigoni and since then he has totally devoted himself in
painting. From 1982 to 1985 he worked under the guidance of Riccardo
long periods of time in the United States and North Europe, studying in
museums the great art of the 16th and the 17th century. A deep knowledge and mastery of the art of painting became for
Piero Salustri not just an impossible, nostalgic recovery of the past,
but means of expression of his own feelings.
the 25 year old painter, took part in the “Exhibition for young
Italian artists” and he won the Banca Mercantile di Firenze
Prize, which enabled him, in the same year, to exhibit in Palazzo
Strozzi together with other artists.
One of his paintings
is kept in the Museum of the St. Luca Academy in Rome.