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Ezio Buzzegoli

M.A., Istituto Statale d'Arte; Florence, Italy.


Ezio Buzzegoli is the Chief Painting Conservator at the Laboratory of the Fortezza da Basso of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence where he has been working since 1969, following his diploma from the Istituto d’Arte in Florence. He is specialized in easel painting restoration of works on canvas and panel, has carried out many major restoration projects on works by artists including Michelangelo (Doni Tondo), Botticelli, Andrea del Sarto, Pontormo and Bronzino, and has been coordinator of various  research projects into new methods and materials for conservation. His numerous presentations and lectures at international conferences range from those at the Fondazione Longhi and Villa I Tatti in Florence to the Courtauld Institute and the National Gallery in London, as well as many others in Italy and elsewhere. His research and conservation projects have been published in many catalogues, scientific journals, such as Studies in Conservation, and in technical bulletins, such asOPD Restauro and the National Gallery’s 30th Anniversary 2011 edition Studying Old Master Paintings.

His teaching activities include courses in painting techniques at Syracuse University in Florence since 1988 and easel painting restoration at the national school of specialization of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure since 1978. In addition he has taught numerous seminars and courses on conservation in private institutions in Italy and abroad.

Buzzegoli’s artistic activity has centered on multimaterial objects, especially those based on recovered traditional materials (canvas, plaster, metal leaf, etc.) and digital elaborations of drawn and painted objects. He has exhibited his works on various occasions, including a personal at Ken’s Gallery in Florence in 1995 and the collective show of works by Syracuse Professors of Visual Arts held at the American Consulate in 1999. His works are to be found in private collections in Europe and America.