In 1962 Elio Palmisano established in Milan the art gallery “Galleria
Great connoisseur of the Art of Twentieth Century, in the Sixties and
Seventies he organised outstanding exhibitions of protagonists of the
Historic Avant-gardes. The first exhibition of the gallery discovered the
engravings by Umberto Boccioni. Afterward Palmisano focused on the Italian
Futurists showing their innovating projects for stage, interior decoration
(tapestries, carpets, furniture, pottery, tables, folding screens, lamps,)
and dressing (suits, ties, waistcoats, scarfs, shoes).
For the first time in Italy Elio Palmisano exhibited works of Russian
Avant-garde (Burljuk, El Lissitsky, Gontcharova, Kljun, Malevic, Popowa,
Puni, Tatlin, Larionow, Rodchenko); of Hungarian Avant-garde (Kadar,
Szobotka, Moholy-Nagy, Bortnyik, Schönberger, Mattis-Teutsch, Kassak,
Scheiber,); and Kobliha, Konupek and Vachal (the unknown Czechoslovak
Later on he organized memorable exhibitions of Viennese Secession (Klimt,
Schiele, Kokoschka), and German Expressionism (Beckmann, Dix, Heckel,
Remarkable one-man shows were held for Mauro Reggiani, Max
Klinger, Otto Dix, Frank Kupka, Gianfranco Ferroni, Luigi Veronesi, Piero
Dorazio and Ugo Nespolo.
The engravings made by Gianfranco Ferroni from 1963 till 1978 were published
By Elio Palmisano.