Tullio Pericoli


Tullio Pericoli, painter and designer, was born in Le Marche in 1936 and from 1961 has lived in Milan. He has exhibited in numerous and Italian and foreign galleries and museums and publishes his drawings in major international daily newspapers and periodicals.

His recent activity as scenographer has led him to work with the Zurich Opernhaus, the Teatro Studio and the Teatro alla Scala of Milan.

Among his illustrated books: “Woody, Freud und andere”, 1988; “Ritratti arbitrari” (‘Arbitrary Portraits’), 1990; “Attraverso il disegno” (‘By drawing’), 1991; “Die Tafel des Königs”, 1993; “Colti nel segno” (‘Captured in the sign’), 1995; “Terre” (‘Lands’), 2000; “Nature”, 2002; “I ritratti” (‘The Portraits), 2002; “Otto scrittori” (‘Eight writers’) 2003 and “La casa ideale” (‘The Ideal House’) by Robert Louis Stevenson, 2004.

His drawings, characterised by elegant and delicate lines, and his watercolours are still published in major magazines, newspapers and on the covers of books issued by many publishing houses.

An artist with a marked creative freedom in inventing figures, with profound irony and sensitive temperament, Pericoli shows an exceptional confidence in the use of watercolours and mixed techniques and draws inspiration from the poetics of Paul Klee.