Roberto Ferri - born in Taranto, Italy, in 1978. Graduate of the School of Fine Arts in his hometown. Inspired deeply by Baroque painters (especially Caravaggio) and other Old Masters of Romanticism, Academism, and Symbolism (David, Ingres, Girodet, Gericault, Gleyre, Bouguereau, Moreau, Redon, Rops, etc.) Graduated - with Honors - Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. In 2003 - first one-man show "Roberto Ferri e il sogno del Parnaso” in the Center of Contemporary Art in Rome.