Dario Polvani painting in his studio in Arezzo.
Photo by Danielle Villicana D'Annibale
Dario Polvani is a self-taught Italian painter. Born in Tuscany, he lives and works in San Marco Villalba, Arezzo. He has participated in various solo and group exhibitions and he is member of various associations of artists in Tuscany and Umbria. Over the years, he has taken part in numerous regional and national painting competitions and has received over 200 awards, of which 55 he has received the first place prize. In 1989 and 1994 he painted the “Palio della Balestra” in Sansepolcro.
In Tuscany his works are present in various churches in Arezzo including Pieve a Quarto, San Clemente in Valle and Santa Firmina. In Umbria his works may be found as well in the churches of Spello and San Lorenzo in Bastia Umbra and in the museum of Fighille in Citerna and the Santa Chiara Convent in Montefalco. In 2005 he illustrated page 179 of the Encyclopedia of the Chianti Region of Siena. His most memorable exhibits include: 2002 Regensburg, Germany, in both 2005 and 2008 in Nuremberg, Germany and in 2009 in Montbéliard, France. He has also exhibited in the United States in Chicago, Illinois and Menasha, Wisconsin, in Hinsdale, Illinois and in Naples, Florida in 2014. His works are present in private collections in Europe, America and Australia.