Umberto IAF, RCA
Umberto Bruni was born in Montreal. It was at the age of 13 he learned of Professor Guido Nincheri decoration working murals and stained glass. For eight years, from 1930 to 1938, he continued his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal.
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In 1939, we find him in teacher quality Querbes Outremont Academy and then at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Montreal from 1947 to 1969. He was director of the UQAM gallery eb 1972 where he also taught for 'somewhere else. It is fascinating and impressive to see, 35 years later, the master facing his canvas with insurance.
100 years old, he is strong, quick and very alert, in the execution of a perfectionist table is a great adventure, "paint a flower is also difficult and fulfilled an portrait." Gifted with a rare force, Umberto Bruni speaks by frame, he spends his paintings to his computer. Stained glass in sculpture, oil painting to virtual images, this designer plays with light and colors. Bruni is becoming Honorary Member of the Institute of Figurative Arts IAF since 1988.