Lydia Silvestri was born in Chiuro, Italy, in 1929, lives and works in Milan. Student of Marino Marini, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. In 1956 (only Italian sculptor present), and in 1960, participates in the Venice Biennale. Carrying out important work on public buildings and individuals in England, the USA, Japan, India, Siam, Cambodia, Java, Sumatra and Hong Kong. She has taught sculpture at Bath Academy of Art in England in the years 1953-54 and 1963-64, in New York in 1960, in Hong Kong in 1961 and at the Accademia di Brera from 1966 to 1985. In 1991, the library organizes Chiuro his honor ‘Forms. Valtellina contemporary sculptors. ” In 1998 exhibited in Milan at the Galleria del Credito Valtellinese “The garden of ambiguity. ”
One Man Shows:
Galleria Schettini, Milano 1955.
Palazzo del Governo, Sondrio 1957.
Galleria Pater, Milano 1959.
Finegarten Gallery, New York 1960.
Grosvenor Gallery, London 1964.
1966 “Sculture e disegni” – Galleria Maspe e Romegialli, Sondrio
XXXIII Biennale Internazionale d’Arte-Padiglione centrale sala XX. Venezia
“Bronzetti e disegni” – Galleria San Giorgio, Portofino 1968
‘Sogni’- Galleria del Naviglio, Milano 1971
‘Store d’Amore dalla Bibbia’-galleria Levi, Milano 1974
“Grafiche” – Galleria La Bottega, Fidenza 1976
“Storia di Salomè” – Galleria S. Michele, Brescia 1977
Lydia Silvestri sculpture in Porphyry. ‘Torso of N.N.’ 1963
Lydia Silvestri original sculpture in Marmo di Verona. ‘Torso of G’