RUGGIERO DI LOLLO : BIOGRAPHY
Lollo was born on 9th June in Agnone (
1953 He paints his first watercolour pictures.
He attends Vocational School, then
He studies privately to be
He attends the
1965 He paints
a series of pictures inspired by natural phenomena. In
1966 His black ink pictures for Camillo Carlomagno's book "
graduates from the
1968 He experiments with new painting materials, using plastic instead of colours and then he uses nitro-colours on marino plywood panels which can be joined together in large dimensions.
1969 He paints his first nitro-on-metal panels which can also be joined together in large dimensions. He publishes his book "Rapidi segni sull'arte" (Rapid signs on art).
He does his Military Service as a
common soldier at the Military Prison in
He exhibits his nitro-on-metal
panels and his plastic art for the first time at the "La Nuova Loggia"
He is more and more attracted by the Mediterranean
and so he travels around
Private exhibition at the "La
The search for new materials leads
him to use nitro-colours on stainless steel. Private exhibition at the “Artivisive”
1975 Private exhibitions at: the “Garuggio” Art Gallery in Bergamo with an introduction to his catalogue by Arturo Bovi; “La Piazzetta” Art Gallery in Rome; the “Centrosei” Art Gallery in Bari; the “BU-CO” Art Gallery in Caserta; the “Traniello Palace” in Gaeta. He meets the writer Goliarda Sapenza, wife and friend of Angelo Maria Pellegrino with whom he establishes a great, friendly and cultural relationship.
1976 He travels to the islands of Ponza and Palmarola. The latter becomes an annual destination
for his colours and his silences full of sounds. Palmarola is to give him inspiration for many of his paintings.
1977 He travels around most of the
islands. His desire for the odours of oil colours encourages him to return to oil painting and
he paints "Trasparenza a Palmarola" (Transparency at Palmarola) best known as "Palmarolino" which takes him about two years to finish. Thalassa publishes "Il segreto di Palmarola" (The secret of Palmarola) written by Angelo Maria Pellegrino and illustrated by Ruggiero Di Lollo. He meets Isa Bartalini and Andrea Gaggero.
1978 He travels around the Turkish Aegean as far
subjects for his pictures. This year he
meets the poet Ignazion Buttitta
and he organizes a recital in the
1979 He organizes an exhibition in the garden of his home to show his works of this year. This Fontania celebration, an occasion for people from the Cultural and Art world to meet, becomes an annual event.
1980 He starts working on 6 large canvas pictures dedicated to "Inno della Terra" (Hymn to the
Earth). Anthological exhibition at the Sports Stadium in Agnone; Private exhibition at the Cultural Historical
1981 He begins working on 64 large canvas paintings dedicated to the "Cantico dei Cantici"
(Songs of Songs) which is to take him four whole years to complete.
He finishes his work on the "Cantico dei Cantici"
(Song of Songs). Anthological Exhibition on the
being abandoned for over 20 years, the
exhibitions at: the "Circolo Sannitico"
in Campobasso; the Sports Stadium in Agnone; the Sports Stadium in
1989 He exhibits the "Cantico dei Cantici" (Song of Songs) at the "Palazzo San Francesco" in Agnone.
1990 He creates the "gruppo Monumentale a Padre Pio" (Monumental Group dedicated to Father
Pio) for the town of
exhibition at the "Emicla"
1992 He creates the sketch “Monumento al Pastore” (Monument to the Shepherd).
1993 He creates the melted-wax bronze sculpture “Il Cormorano di Saddam Hussein” (Saddam Hussein’s cormorant).
1996 The Publisher "Caramanica" of Marina di Minturno publishes his Art Book "Cantico dei Cantici" (Song of Songs) with an introduction by Sergio Quinzio, Giuseppe Neri and Luigi Falasca, and a translation from Latin by Rodolfo Di Biasio. As an Official Gift, the region of Molise gives Pope John-Paul II a copy of "La 'Ndocciata" Trophy, a melted-wax bronze sculpture dipped in gold and silver on the occasion of the 'Ndocciata in St. Peter's Square on 8th December 1996.
1997 He creates his sketch "San Francesco e gli uccelli" (St. Francis and the birds). Anthological
exhibition in the Convent of the Philippine Fathers in Agnone.
1998 Exhibitions on the islands of Ponza and Palmarola.
2000 He creates the "Monumento agli Emigrati" (Monument to Immigrants) in melted-wax
bronze for the town of
2001 He creates "Il Busto di Padre Carmelo di Sessano" (Bust of Father Carmelo of Sessano) for
the citadel of Father Pio at Sessano in
2002 He creates the bronze bas-relief of the " 'Ndocciata"
2003 He created the "Monumento ai Ragazzi di San Giuliano di Puglia" (Monument to the young people of San Giuliano in Puglia) and the sculpture "Guerriero Sannita" (Samnite Warrior). He creates large-size canvas paintings, including round and oval ones.
2004 Exhibition "Il Mare" (The Sea) at the Svevo Castle in Termoli.
Ruggiero Di Lollo lives and works in