Ercole Frigoli was born on 2 March 1921 in Maleo (Lodi).
He committed to painting at an early age. After moving to Buenos Aires in 1947, he was one of Repetto’s and of the Spaniard Puig’s pupils. He took part to collective and personal exhibitions. He was known in the artistic environment of Buenos Aires especially for his harbor subjects (Rio de la Plata).
Back to Italy, he held personal exhibitions among which one in Ponte Tresa and in Sesto San Giovanni.
His work is part of several collections in the United States, in South America, in Thailand and in Italy.
Some of his works are at the Civic Gallery of Villa Reale in Monza and at the Civic Museum in Novara.
He died on 7 May 2004.
…It is then a painting that, without intellectualistic implications, without literary incrustations, with immediacy, communicates its message to the observer. A painting, you could say, that makes the tradition of Italian landscape art fashionable again, in its way, and maybe just for this loved and felt, precisely for this enjoyed also by the non-expert. It is not an irrelevant goal for an artist. Ercole Frigoli reached it through a long work in the sign of love, of thought, of commitment. (Carlo Munari)
…After so many as 12 years spent in Argentina, perfectioning with valued painters Repetto and Puig, he was able to filter his impressions through a temperament that, despite being passionate, allows him to reach a composite balance thanks to which the images that arise belong to a quiet world, characterized by right chromatic harmonies. (Prof. Gianni D’Addio).
Artfairs: represented by I.T.V. Holz-Art Gallery