ART GALLERYMORETTI FINE ART
Fabrizio Moretti was born in 1976, the son of Alfredo Moretti, a highly esteemed Italian art dealer, and Kathleen Simonis. After graduating from the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy at the University of Florence and in 1999, at the age of only twenty-two, he founded the Galleria Moretti with the inaugural exhibition From Bernardo Daddi to Giorgio Vasari. After many successful exhibitions focusing on Old Masters, Mr Moretti became an international leader of the sector, eventually opening galleries in London and in Monaco. In 2004, the French Minister of Culture bestowed the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Art et des Lettres, making Mr Moretti the youngest person to receive the honour and requiring a change in French law.
The gallery works closely with the most notable scholars and public institutions and is known for its dedication to research and for handling works of the highest quality as well as for making this particular area more accessible to private collectors. The London seat of the gallery, Moretti Fine Art Ltd, opened in January 2005 as a point of reference for collectors seeking a confidential approach. From July 2018, after an extensive rennovation, the gallery will be opening the new space on Duke Street, continuing to champion St James’s as the centre of the London and international art market. Throughout the years, the philanthropic activity of the gallery has allowed for the publication of monographs of Italian painters, financed scholarships at several institutions and donated works of art to several museums around the world.
During his career, Mr Moretti has sold works to many international museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Louvre, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Louvre in Abu Dhabi, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Galleria dell’Accademia, Museo di San Marco and Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence. Under his direction as Chairman of the Biennale dell’Antiquariato di Palazzo Corsini, the fair has become one of the most important exhibitions in the world, bringing some of the world’s most famous artists to celebrate in Florence including Jeff Koons and Urs Fischer. In addition, he is a member of the Paintings Council for The J. Paul Getty Museum and his philanthropy has allowed for the publication of monographs of noteworthy Italian painters, sponsorships of international exhibitions as well as financing scholars at several institutions and donated works of art to Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
It is with great pride that Fabrizio Moretti opened the new gallery exhibition space on 5 June 2017 at Park Palace in Monte Carlo, Monaco, overlooking the fabled Place du Casino. With Monaco’s longstanding commitment to arts and culture, and its close ties with Italy, the expansion to Monte Carlo is a project undertaken with great anticipation. As always, the commitment to providing a discreet and tasteful environment for discerning collectors, museums and scholars remains unswerving.