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Back to Italy!
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
Here I am! In fact, it is about to begin the first exhibition of the three year project "Storie di Bambini", in Naples from 20 November 2016 to 28 February 2017, at the Sala delle Colonne della Real Casa dell'Annunziata.
 
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The exhibition
 
The exhibition
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
There will be presented 210 of my original drawings some of them from the MIJ collection and others from my personl collection.
In the foreground my new book "Agata Smeralda", Franco Cosimo Panini Publisher, 2016, a story that I have written and illustrated about the first little girl abandoned in 1444 at the Spedale degli Innocenti in Florence.
After Naples, the second leg will be in Florence at the Museo degli Innocenti from 25 March 2017, then in Venice, Santa Maria della Pietà in December 2017 and afterwards Milan and Rome.

The poster has been drawn by Orith Kolodny
 
NEW BOOKS OR REPRINT
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The following publications or reprint will accompany the exhibition:
"Agata Smeralda", Franco Cosimo Panini Publisher, 2016
"Storie di Bambini", exhibition catalogue, Franco Cosimo Panini Publisher, 2016
A monograph in Italian and English"Letizia Galli, drawings" Silvana Publisher, 2016
"Michael the Angel" text L. Fischetto, Franco Cosimo Panini Publisher, 2016
"Mona Lisa, the Secret of the Smile", Franco Cosimo Panini Publisher, 2016
"Il bottone di Sara e Pietro" text L. Fischetto, Fulmino Publisher , 2016
"La palla di Sara e Pietro" text L. Fischetto, Fulmino Publisher , 2016
"La scatola di Sara e Pietro" text L. Fischetto, Fulmino Publisher , 2016
"La Mitologia, le avventure degli dei" text L. Fischetto, Lapis Publisher 2016
"La Mitologia, gli eroi e gli uomini" text L. Fischetto, Lapis Publisher 2016
There will be also different products of merchandising on sale (tee-shirts, pencils, notebooks, coloring books, etc.)
Much more informations as soon as possible!
  Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
NEW BOOKS OR REPRINT
 
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
A new film  How can you draw a dream?
 
A new film "How can you draw a dream?"
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
You can discover it in "Here I am!", directed by Fabrice Beau, a production of the Mij, Musée de l'Illustration Jeunesse.
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
Watch the movie >
 
Exhibition at Moulins from 13th October,2012 to 20th January,2013
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The exhibition "Le dessin en jeu" was inaugurated on the 12th of October at the Museum of Children's Illustration, MIJ, in the presence of the authorities, a large audience and my best friends.
Some 180 original drawings are on display, taken from the 2,906 which I donated to the museum in October 2010, enclosed in the suberb interior and exterior set designing by the italian artist and sculptor Michele Iodice.
I have provided an emblematic title for each of the three parts which retrace my career, which are evoked by selected poems:
Ephemeral (text by Ovid), Persistence (texte by Leonardo da Vinci), Present-Future text by Patti Smith
  Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
Exhibition at Moulins from 13th October,2012 to 20th January,2013
 
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The courtyard set designing
 
The courtyard set designing
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
Ten silhouettes two leters high, which represent some characters of my books welcome the public in the courtyard of the Museum
 
The courtyard set designing 2
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
  Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The courtyard set designing 2
 
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The staircase set designing
 
The staircase set designing
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The Joker's silhouette, 3 meters high, is suspended at the well stair.
 
The exhibition 1
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The five beautiful halls of the Museum, where my exhibition takes place, are improved by the stage design which has been conceived by the Neapolitan artist Michele Iodice. The metal structures clear the walls, the central lighting avoids glass glares and white printed curtains complete the hall spaces.
  Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The exhibition 1
 
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The exhibition 2
 
The exhibition 2
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
 
The sight-seeing
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
  Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The sight-seeing
 
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The opening speech
 
The opening speech
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
 
A monograph: "Letizia Galli, drawings"
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
This 200-pages monograph, published by Silvana Editoriale and the MIJ, is divided into three chapters and marks a major step in my career from my beginnings as a student to my recent work.
This may form the first work in a series of artist monographs.
It is available at leading on-line sales sites or in specialist bookshops.
Go and buy it now!
  Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
A monograph:  Letizia Galli, drawings
 
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The exhibition in Naples  La Mitologia
 
The exhibition in Naples "La Mitologia"
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The banner at the entrance of the Archeological Museum
 
The exhibition in Naples "La Mitologia"
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The conference hall
  Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The exhibition in Naples  La Mitologia
 
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The exhibition in Naples  La Mitologia
 
The exhibition in Naples "La Mitologia"
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
The exhibition hall
 
An exhibition in Naples (Italy)
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
To celebrate the publication of the two "Mitologia" volumes written by Laura Fischetto and published by Lapis 2011, the Museum of Archaeology in Naples will be hosting me from the 4th to the 27th November of this year. I will be presenting a collection of eighty one original watercolours from my first and second volumes and the unveiling will take place on 4th November, with a conference and cocktail party. Come one, come all!
  Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
An exhibition in Naples (Italy)
 
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
A cover
 
A cover
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
I designed the cover for the next issue of Andersen (Italy) magazine that is due out in September. Here's a preview of it.
It was a really enjoyable job and Anselmo Roveda and I understood each another perfectly!
Inside the magazine you'll also find an article by Walter Fochesato about my work. Enjoy!
 
A new publication: "La Mitologia" (second volume)
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
"La Mitologia, gli eroi e gli uomini" (Mythology, heroes and people) (volume 2, texts by Laura Fischetto, Edizioni Lapis, Roma) will go on sale in the Italian bookshops in September. The first volume, entitled "La Mitologia, le avventure degli dei" (Mythology, the adventure of the gods), came out in January and has been excellently received. I am so happy that Italian children can read these beautiful stories in its truest, freshest and most exciting version!
  Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
A new publication:  La Mitologia  (second volume)
 
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
Latest! La Mitologia (1st volume)
 
Latest! La Mitologia (1st volume)
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
That's it! The return that I announced a year ago is here!
Here is the first publication: The Italian publisher (Rome) is currently bringing out the 1st volume of "La mitologia, le avventure degli dei", the 2nd "La mitologia, gli dei e gli uomini" will be released in October.
The edition of this old book is really beautiful, the format has been expanded and the "hollandaise" cover means it is easier to read than with a bound cover. The price to the public is also very reasonable (11.50 €) for a book that has 176 illustrated pages. Culture for all!
 
LATEST NEWS….IT'S A FIRST!
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
It is time that my 2,906 original drawings which have followed my wanderings exposed to the four winds, in the true sense of the expression, take their leave of me to moor in a safe harbor.
And so this past September 3, in the presence of the president of the Allier Conseil général Mr. Jean-Paul Dufrègne, elected officials, and Madame Emmanuelle Martinat-Dupré, head of the Center's scientific department, I signed the document donating my works to the prestigious Centre de l'Illustration de Moulins which wished to acquire them .
I had at least ten reasons for this decision, decision which could seem to be a somewhat unwise one.
My dear friends, I would like to explain all this to you in more detail so if you have any questions or would like to know more about this donation, please do not hesitate to go to the section "Contacts" on this same site where I will be most happy to answer you.
Please know also that in spite of my donation, I still have the right to freely dispose of my drawings and that of course I continue to work and to produce new drawings. A new donation perhaps?
Hoping to hear from you soon.
  Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
LATEST NEWS….IT'S A FIRST!
 
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
Donation to the Centre de l'illustration de Moulins
 
Donation to the Centre de l'illustration de Moulins
Author and illustrator in children's books - What's new
August 12, 2010
On the occasion of receiving the following press release from the Centre de l'illustration de Moulins (Moulins Center for Illustration), I am eager to add this latest news to my website. I am very touched by the consideration shown my work by the Center, as beginning on September 3, 2010, the totality of my work will become a part of the center's permanent collection, protected and preserved, and in France! Why not my native country? You will learn why now!

Letizia Galli…imagined she would donate the totality of her originals to an Italian museum but in fact she has chosen to donate the 2,900 drawings—all of her work—to the Centre de l'illustration located in the city of Moulins, patrimony of the Allier Conseil général. She has until now conscientiously kept this work protected in her many successive studios since her first work as an architectural student. These drawings, so delicate and poetic, will considerably enrich the collection of the Centre de l'illustration.

The talent of this artist has already been recognized in many retrospective exhibitions, from Tokyo to London, from Naples to Moscow, from Sarmede to New York, as well as at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris and in Trouville. But, as Letizia Galli explained during her first meeting with Roland Fleury, vice president of the Conseil général in charge of culture, "In Italy, there is no comparable establishment such as the Centre de l'illustration."

This donation is in fact a first for the Centre de l'illustration which was opened to the public in October 2005, and is noteworthy recognition of the Center's work to preserve and promote original illustrations created by artists for children's books. Letizia Galli, who has been connected from the beginning of her career to the world of illustration, hopes that this donation will contribute to making the Center well known beyond the borders of France, and already is counting on the Center being present at the International Children's Book Fair in Bologna, a major event for the whole profession.

With this donation, Letizia Galli attests to the Center's increasing influence, now recognized as a major cultural center. The Center will certainly in the near future pay tribute to its generous donator.



The donation by an Italian illustrator to the Centre de l'illustration: Letizia Galli has made a donation of more than 2,500 original works.



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