Gian Berto Vanni 


Born in Rome, Italy. After studying Art over there he received a grant from the Dutch Government, and he learned the various techniques of the old masters under the guidance of the Chief Restorer of the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam, while following the suggestion of Vordemberge Gildewart, of The Stijl movement, in exploring the various experiences of the contemporary art world. Afterwards he settled in Paris, and in 1952 was chosen by Josef Albers to study at Yale, under the Fullbright program. Back in France he worked as a color consultant in a Motion Picture on Picasso in Vallauris. In ’56 and 57’ he won the French Publishers prize for the best illustrations of books for the young.

After moving to Rome he was under contract with the Schneider Gallery for several years.

In 1979 he moved to New York and decided to have an open studio twice a year for his collectors. From 1984 to 2014 he has been teaching Color Interaction and Painting Techniques at the Cooper Union School for Art and Sciences, and has travelled extensively  through Europe,  Central America, Asia and Africa, to get in touch with all the different cultures that mirror his multifaceted vision of the world