Graphics, Paintings, Mosaics, Assemblages, Sculptures
Born on 13th September, 1908 in Ancona, Italy; died on 21st July, 2002 in Johannesburg, R.S.A.
See obituary in Sunday Times, Johannesburg - 4th August, 2002
Lived for many years in Oaklands, Johannesburg
Books and Catalogues on the artist
"Baldinelli" (Umbro Apollonio)
Published in 1965 by Hugh Keartland Publishers, Johannesburg (in English & Italian) and in 1964 by Edizioni d'Arte Moderna, Roma
Published in 1974 by-
"Armando Baldinelli" - Retrospective R.A.U., Johannesburg - 7.9.-9.10.1981 (ill. catalogue - 107 works exhibited)
"Armando Baldinelli - Yesterday and Today" - Gertrude Posel Gallery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg - 12.3.-30.3.1984 (ill. catalogue - 80 works exhibited)
"Armando Baldinelli" - Published in 1991 by IGI Insurance (HCI Press), Johannesburg (
OUR ART 3 (Foundation for Education, Science and Technology, Pretoria) ≈1976 - ISBN 0620 03142 5, pp. 84-91, ill.
Jason Gallery, New York NY USA - exhibition catalogue 16th November/4th December, 1965
Selected exhibitions in South Africa
1960 Queens Hall Art Gallery, Johannesburg - 15th November
1961 Gallery 101, Johannesburg - August (viewing of mosaic panels commissioned for Saint John Vianney Seminary, Waterkloof, Pretoria)
1962 Adler Fielding Galleries, Johannesburg - 28th May
1966 Wolpe Gallery, Cape Town - 10th August
1974 Gallery 21 Hyde Park Johannesburg - 17th August (mosaics, lithographs and collages) - launching of book publication
A complete list of exhibitions in and out of South Africa can be found by consulting the various above listed book publications!
Exhibited in 1974 with Gallery 21 at the ART 5'74 Basel
A selection of major works
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Private Collection, South Africa
Pretoria Art Museum (PELMAMA donation 2009)
Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg (now O.R. Tambo International Airport)
Van Erkom Arcade, Pretoria
Catholic Church "Our Lady of the Wayside", Maryvale, Johannesburg (img © Gail Scott Wilson, 2015)
Collection Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria
III. early and later paintings
The State Theatre, Pretoria
Original lithographs published in 1974 by "Editions 21" Johannesburg - Part I
Original lithographs published in 1974 by "Editions 21" Johannesburg - Part II.
Works loaned/donated by the Estate of Armando Baldinelli to:
University of Pretoria, Pretoria - ≈300 works, of which 42 paintings will be donated in due course in terms of an agreement
The State Theatre, Pretoria, renamed one of its function venues to the "Baldinelli Foyer" following a donation of two paintings from the Baldinelli Estate.
Works from the Estate available through Artvault, Johannesburg, per 24th July, 2010 - PDF 114 pp.
Last updated 23rd November, 2016
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