Simona Dolci View All Artwork

Simona Dolci was born in 1950 in Pesaro, Italy. She achieved a doctorate in Architecture at Florence University in 1975, and stayed on for a further five years to teach as an assistant Professor. Following this, Dolci attended a course in drawing and painting at Florence’s Accademia delle Belle Arti, discovering her talent for art and launching her career as an artist. From 1984 to 1987 she studied with Nerina Simi at the painter’s atelier in Florence, after which she studied painting and artistic technique at Florence’s renowned Cecil Graves School of Art, where she completed her studies in 1991.

Since then, Dolci has taught drawing and painting skills to a generation of young artists, who have been attracted by Florence’s reputation as a leading centre for the study of professional art.

Dolci has carried out her teaching in her own studio, as well as at the world-renowned Florence Academy of Art, which she helped to found and whose current success is in large part thanks to her dedication and brilliance as a teacher and her excellence and reputation as a realist artist. Since 1996, she has additionally been teaching at the school’s summer painting and drawing courses, becoming its Program Director in 2005, and since 1998 she has been Director of the school’s Intensive Drawing Program.

Over the years, she has continued painting in her studio situated in an old monastery in the heart of Florence, winning commissions, awards and the positive acclaim of art critics wherever she has exhibited her works, which are to be found in private collections in Italy, France, England, Ireland, America and Mexico.

Between 1996 and 2004 Simona also exhibited her works annually at the Florence Academy of Art end of year exhibition.


- Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco
- Duncan Connelly Gallery, Atlanta
- Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida

- Solo Exhibition, Lyceum Club International, Florence
- St. Peter’s Hall, London, UK
- Rosso Cimabro Association, Florence

- Museo Italoamericano, San Francisco

- Lyceum Club International, Florence

- Westbeth Arts Gallery, New York
- ISB Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, USA
- Palazzetto Cenci, Rome

- Panorama Museum, Bad Frankenhausen, Germany
- Hirschl and Adler Galleries, New York
- Century Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
- Andreeva Portrait Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

- Annual Exhibition, Palazzo Corsini, Florence

- Group Exhibition, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
- Annual Exhibition, Le Scuderie Corsini, Florence

- Joint Exhibition, Gormley’s Fine Art, Dublin
- Annual Exhibition, Le Scuderie Corsini, Florence

Between 1996 and 2004 Simona also exhibited her works annually at the Florence Academy of Art end of year exhibition.

Selected works by Simona Dolci View All Artwork