Angelo Titonel
Head #4, 2015
charcoals on paper
146 x 148 cm

One figure and two heads, 2016
charcoals on paper, 113 x 88 cm

Masked, 2016
charcoals on paper, 108 x 87 cm

Angelo Titonel
Heated discussion, 2015
charcoals on paper
34.3 x 65 cm

Picasso, 2011
oil on board, 100 x 80 cm

Einstein, 2011
oil on board, 100 x 80 cm

Barack Obama, 2011
oil on board, 100 x 80 cm

Vladimir Putin, 2011
oil on board, 100 x 80 cm

La recita, 2010
oil on wood, 39 x 31 inches

La risata, 2009
oil on wood, 39 x 31 inches
First painting prize in the competition
Oltre i libri (Rome, 2015)

La chiamata, 2008
oil on wood, 31 x 31 inches

Il grande capo, 2008
oil on wood, 39 x 27 inches

Burrasca sul mare, 2014
mixed media on wood
78 x 57 inches

Pesca notturna, 2014
oil on canvas
43 x 33 inches

Il muro e il cielo, 2014
oil on canvas
43 x 33 inches

s.t., 2014
oil on wood
33 x 33 inches


Angelo Titonel (Cornuda, Italy 1938 - Imola, Italy, 2018) graduated from the "Castello Sforzesco" School of Applied Arts in Milan. He began working as a graphic designer and art director in international advertising agencies but eventually abandoned this career to devote himself to painting.

His first exhibit came in 1964, in Velbert (Essen), Germany. He later moved to Rome where, during the 1970s, he was recognized as one of the leading figures of Italian Magic Realism.

Titonel's numerous exhibitions include shows at the Museo Civico of Bologna (Italy, 1973), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Skopje (Macedonia, 1974), the European Parliament in Strasbourg (France, 1994), the Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome (2001), the Lausanne Olympic Museum (Switzerland, 2005) and the Palazzo Pubblico Antichi Magazzini del Sale in Siena (Italy, 2010).

Besides having many other solo exhibits throughout Europe and the United States over the years, he has also been invited to several international biennial and quadrennial events and has been bestowed with diverse awards and rave reviews.

His many prestigious commissions include the Quirinal Palace (the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic), for which he has painted portraits of presidents and key historical characters, including Giuseppe Garibaldi, Giuseppe Mazzini, Massimo D'Azeglio and the Count of Cavour. He was also commissioned by the Vatican to paint the official portrait of then Pope Benedict XVI.

Upon request from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, he created a self-portrait for the Gallery's collection entitled "Artist Self-Portraits".

Numerous Italian and foreign critics have written about Titonel's work.

He has lived and worked in Imola, Italy, since 1992.


  • Zodiac. Twelve Artists for Twelve Star Signs | Group show (2018)
  • Triptychs | Group show (2018)
  • Angelo Titonel. Tribute to Diane Arbus | Solo show (2018)
  • Homage | Group show (2017)
  • Connections | Group show (2016)
  • I Am the President. Between Identity and Anonymity | Solo show (2015)
  • Angelo Titonel. Sky, clouds and drawing | Solo show (2014)