Growing up about and hour and a half from Rome in the country town of Pescara, Fabio D'Aroma was torn between his two passions of art and soccer - until he visited an exhibition of paintings by the seventeenth century Baroque master Caravaggio in Rome. Inspired to become an artist, Fabio attended the Accademia Di Belle Arti in Rome where he wrote his graduation thesis on Caravaggio. While studying, he was commissioned to paint two large scale figurative paintings for the Church of the Convent in Spoltore. He also began to exhibit his work in the local galleries as well as those of Rome and Milan. After graduating in 1997, he transferred to Milan to work with the Bellagamba studio, where he painted landscapes and portraits for villas in Saudi Arabia. In 2001, he moved to Abruzzo and dedicated himself to the research of techniques in paint making and the realization of the human figure. In April of 2001, he was chosen as the “emerging artist” from the region of Abruzzo for the "Pitture a Confronto" exhibition in Piazza di Spagna in Rome. His Italian group exhibitions include “Il Fiume e la Memoria,” “Insieme per l'arte” and “IncontrArte.” In 2003, he moved to the United States and has worked and lived in Chicago and New York. Discovering that all that remained of one of his mentor's paintings was an old and fading photograph - this priceless work of art was tragically destroyed in Berlin in 1945 when the Kaiser Fredrich Museum was bombed during World War II - he decided to recreate it. "St Michael and The Angel," 'The Lost Caravaggio,' now hangs in The National Museum of Catholic Art in New York City. His recent paintings deal with the relationship of images to their society and the theme of displacement. D’Aroma creates works that range from modern to classical, always employing his highly technical style. He frequently uses dissimilar objects to question the idea of property and to evoke presence of the unseen owner. In 2008 he won the Grand Prize in 'International Artist' magazine's Fall 2008 painting competition. Fabio D'Aroma is already a highly respected and collectable artist, whose original oils sell for a fraction of what they will be worth in the years to come. His exceptional work is displayed in private and public collections around the world.


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