Renato Guttuso is born in Bagheria on 26th December 1911. He is exponent of cultural communism and famous painter.
His talent is early and when he is thirteen he begins to date and sign his paintings. When he is seventeen (1928), he has the opportunity to set up his first exhibition in Palermo. His first painting represents Sicilian farmers and compatriots. Some of his important paintings are “Escape from Etna” (1937) and “Vucciria” that celebrates the popular market in Palermo.
Since 1969 he lives in Rome’s legendary Via Margutta, the street of the painters, with his partner Marta Marzotto the beautiful Countess mondina and former model. Start now in fact a series of paintings purely autobiographical, among them perhaps one of his masterpieces, “Witch Melancholy”, 1982.
After his wife’s death, Guttuso approaches to Christian faith which he shares human values and compassion for the oppressed. He will die soon after his partner, on 8th January 1987 in Rome. He never has children but he adopts a boy: Fabio Caparezza Guttuso that after father’s death founds Guttuso Archives.