International Dictionary Of Artists Who Painted Malta 2nd Edition By Nicholas de Piro

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Nicholas de Piro was born in Malta in 1941. He was educated in England and has paid many mind-broadening visits to France and Italy in particular. He is the author of The International Dictionary of Artists who Painted Malta which has become a standard reference work. His poems have appeared in book form under the name of Picking through the Stones. The Mid-Med Bank published his historical study From Sovereign Principality to Fortress Colony in 1991. The Ministry of Tourism and ‘Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti’ jointly sponsored The Sedan Chair in Malta in 1993. The Malta Government in the same year published an illustrated study of The Auberge d’Aragon. He has collaborated with the photographer Daniel Cilia in five of Miranda’s books – Valletta, Mdina, The Temple of the Knights of Malta, Malta-Influence and Patronage and The Sovereign Palaces of Malta. He has made contributions to art and history publications and is the compiler and co-author of Costume in Malta and a humorous book called Lost Letters, which was published in London

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Pre-owned. De Piro was curator of a Grade 1 historic house in Gloucestershire for 14 years organising restoration, concerts and exhibitions. He was elected to the committee of the Poetry Society of Cheltenham. After 17 years of living abroad, he returned to his native Malta with his English wife and family of four children to settle in Valletta where he has restored and opened Casa Rocca Piccola, a patrician Maltese House and Costume Museum, to the general public. He is a founder member of ‘Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti’, a member of the Committee of Privileges of the Maltese Nobility, Rector of the Archconfraternity of the Most Holy Rosary and a Council member of the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta. In very good condition – lightly used. Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt titling to spine and front board, and a very good dustjacket with minor creasing and one tiny tear (c. 1 cm). Some insignificant marks to the second page. Hardcover in sleeve. First edition published by Said International Malta 1988. This second edition published by Audio Visual Centre Malta 2002

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Weight 4.153 kg