"Some people write stories, I paint or design them without an obscure or conceptual statement. My roots push me to work in a traditional way but my engineering venture suggests I work freely end geometrically."
Italian painter, Giovanni Tozzetti was born in Rome in 1933 and has deep roots in the arts with two of his uncles being famous sculptors from Fiordigiglio family. Tozzetti studied drawing and sculpture with his uncle Vincenzo as well as at the Fine Arts school of Rome. He studied Mechanical Engineering and majored in Industrial Design which became his source of income. The artist has worked for many years with local and international engineering teams.
Tozzetti migrated to Australia in 1972 and decided to give himself more professional freedom by coming a freelance and alternating between his technical and artistic practices.
Tozzetti has worked with clients like Alcatel STC , Rheem, University of Sydney - physics faculty, Arnotts Biscuits, Frito Lay Australia, with BHP in the Research Development Dept., Clyde Engineering and the latest with Sydney Engineering, Smithfield, on the design of satellite antennas for the Army. His designs are produced with AUTOCAD computer software.
As an artist, Giovanni Tozzetti has received important awards including the 1st prize Fairfield City Art Society 1993, Contemporary section. He has exhibited extensively in Italy, Australia, the Philippines and Cyprus.
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