Short biography

Lorenzo, born in London on July 21st 1937, is the scion of a family from the Piemonte region in northen Italy, which was activelorenzo portrait
in Rome as bankers as of the first half of the nineteenth century.
Lorenzo's father, Enrico, in addition to running the bank, was also a thermal-waters industrialist (Chianciano and Albule thermal waters), Vice-President of Italian Red-Cross, Knight of Malta and, in a certain sense, an economist ( "A bell for Italy" -1944/1945 ) and a diplomat, being the first Italian citizen to be sent on an official exploratory mission to the USA in October 1944 by the post Word War II Italian civilian government. 

Lorenzo’s mother was a talented English water-colour artist and writer. Lorenzo is also of French, Scottish, Dutch and probably Norwegian descent, and has distant relatives today living in the U.S.A, Ireland and Australia.
His elementary and high school education was pursued at the Collegio Nazareno in Rome, Italy and at the Oratory R.C. Public School in Berkshire U.K. From there he went on to the University of Grenoble where he followed an extramural course in French literature.
Between 1956 and 1959 Lorenzo attended Magdalene College University of Cambridge U.K., where, though not a very proficient student, he read Economics and Law.
From 1960 to 1970 he worked for E.N.I. (Italian Hydrocarbon Authority) in Italy, the U.K. and the United States and subsequently
for F.I. Du Pont in London, New York City and Rome.
From 1970 onwards, combining an early interest in language, comparative literature, music (in youth an exceptional dancer) and
reflections matured during extensive travels, Lorenzo has increasingly dedicated himself to his "visual phonetics" which display
a highly pertinent synthesis of surrealist art, Anglo-American humour, current scientific theories, philosophy, conceptual art and linguistics.
Lorenzo has had exhibitions in Rome (Galleria Etrusculudens 1974, Galleria L'Indicatore 1975, Galleria La Nuova Papessa 1977;
Galleria l'Angelica 2005 and 2006), London (Hamilton Gallery, group show, 1978), New York (Art Expo, 1982), Monte Carlo
(Galerie Le Point 1984) and Los Angeles (Italian General Consulate 1986). His creations are in private collections in New York,
London, Paris, Washington, Los Angeles, Montreal, Houston, Bruxelles, Acapulco, Buenos Aires, Munich, Florence and Rome.
Lorenzo Scaretti, a widower, was married (1977-1991) to Susanna Polednikova from Prague, now lives between Rome's Piazza
Navona and "Il Trebbio" Castle in Tuscany.

Lorenzo Scaretti babyLorenzo Scaretti at age 0 -1937 Lorenzo Scaretti with mother and sister, 1943The artist with mother and sister, 1943 lorenzo scaretti with family in 1947Lorenzo with his father and sister 1946

Lorenzo Scaretti with his sister Virginia, 1953The artist with his sister Virginia, 1952 Lorenzo Scaretti just graduated at Cambridge UniversityGraduation day at Cambridge University, 1959


A young Lorenzo in Saint Tropez in 1962Saint Tropez, 1962 scaretti New York stock exchange,1967New York stock exchange,1967

Lorenzo Scaretti in 1974Lorenzo in 1974 Susanna Polednikova Scaretti, wife of the artist, 1974Susanna Polednikova Scaretti, wife of the artist, 1974 Lorenzo Scaretti in 1974Lorenzo -1974

scaretti 80Lorenzo aged 80                           scaretti padre cutEnrico, Lorenzo's father, aged 70