In Spezzano there
are many people who are particularly gifted in arts and crafts
and in the cultural field. We would like
to mention Pino
Chimenti, a famous modern artist whose works have captured the interest
of several critics and are exhibited in world
famous art galleries, for example in New York. Also worthy of
mention are the painter Antonio Lupinaro and the sculptor Luigi Amato.
The latter from a very young age has put his talent to excellent use.
During the twenties he gained popularity as a portrait painter. At the
age of 40 he moved to the United Kingdom where he was acclaimed by
local critics for his pictures portraying members of British high
society. Cultural personalities in Spezzano also include a number
of poets. Francesco Fusca, Giuseppe Montone, Annamaria Basile, Vincenzo
Rimola and others have published several collections of their works.
In Spezzano culture and artistic
activities are well supported. In summer various exhibitions take place
in the main squares with stands which show the works of art produced by
local amateur artists. Details regarding the “young” artists can be found in the following