Francesco Agresti is Italian born Artist, known for his Abstract Paintings. He transplanted to the Bronx, New York in 1956, where he received BFA and MFA degrees from Hunter/Lehman CUNY, New York. He enjoyed his first success as an emerging artist together with others, like Sean Scully, Len Bellinger and David Reed.
Early on, Francesco became visually acquainted with Old Masters and Contemporary Artists. He knew that this was what he wanted to be, so much so, that he earned a masters of fine arts degree and professorships at national and international universities. His works are exhibited and collected in USA (including Bronx Museum, PS1, NY) and internationally. He taught at Universities in USA and Italy.
Francesco’s paintings and drawings are exhibited around the world in places such as: Germany, Russia, Italy and the USA. His art can be found in the collections of Sean Scully (Painter, whose works can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY), Kathryn Markel (Gallery owner in Chelsea, NY), Frank Dituri (Internationally known photographer), Anrej Martinov (Curator – Director of Novosobirsk Museum of Art, Russia), Horst Becking (Internationally known Painter), Len Bellinger (Internationally known Painter), Denise Sfraga (Photographer, Editor, People Magazine), Hidekatsu Fukuda – Osaka Japan, Guy Peterson (Architect), Sarasota, FL, W. Kohl, Lansing, MI and many others.
“Freischaffender Künstler” (Free Working Artist) is a beautiful phrase that Francesco learned at his shows in Germany and that is what he aspires to be. It is all about freedom, when Francesco paints.
You can see Francesco Agresti’s works at his private studio, by appointment only.