Massimo Pulini, from the northern Italian town of Cesena, has won international acclaim and in 2002 was commissioned by the Vatican Museums to paint the ceiling of the entrance to Pope John Paul IIs private library. In 2006 he was invited to hold a solo show at the prestigious Italian Cultural Institute in London curated by Sir Denis Mahon, the renowned British art collector and historian of Italian art.
Pulini was also included in a major retrospective of 20th-century Italian art held in 2000 at the Scuderie del Quirinale, one of Romes top public museum spaces.
Pulinis work has in the past been strongly influenced by Italys Baroque masters. He recently took a new direction with the use of enamel paints blended on the support surface to create marvellous portraits.