Andrea Fedeli

Andrea Fedeli was born in 1943 in Florence, where he studied art and then graduated with a teaching degree, presenting a dissertation on the painting of Jacopo Bassano. He learned restoration in the family atelier with his father Luigi and grandfather Fedele before training with Otello Caprara and Leonetto Tintori and later working with Gaetano Lo Vullo and Vittorio Granchi, two restorers at the Uffizi Gallery.

Restauration and Conservation

The third generation of a family of restorers, Fedeli works in the conservation, restoration and development of historic, artistic, archaeological, architectural and contemporary heritage. He is also an advisor and technical designer for restoration projects. Working with a team of specialists in a fully equipped 2000m2 atelier, he has conducted numerous restoration projects for ministerial superintendencies, towns, regions, provinces, the Church, museums and private collectors.

In June 2010, Fedeli’s atelier took part in Expo Shanghai 2010 as a representative of Italian excellence in restoration and in cultural initiatives organised by the CNA and Artex, holding conferences on restoration and artistic crafts in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and in Paris.

His atelier has hosted trainees from the Sorbonne in Paris, California University, New York University, the University of Seville and many other institutions. In a career spanning over 48 years, Fedeli has held conventions and conferences on the issues involved in the restoration and conservation of cultural heritage and is a member of many specialist committees in the sector.

His work has been featured in countless publications.

Awards, Honours and Teaching Appointments

  • Dal 1968 al 1972
    Teacher of live drawing, sculpture and interior design, Porta Romana Institute of Art.
  • 1974
    Member of the ARI–Italian Restorers’ Association and a founder of the Tuscany Region’s Restoration School, where he taught from 1975 to 1980.
  • 1990
    Restoration course at the UIA–International Art University, for art historians at the Superintendency of Florence.
  • 2002
    Awarded the Gold Medal and “Firenze Produttiva” award by the Florence Chamber of Commerce.
  • Dal 2006 al 2010
    National chairman of artistic crafts, CNA.
    A founder of the Artistic Crafts Foundation of Florence, member of the board of the Ente Cassa di Risparmio banking foundation (as a representative of the craft industry), and member of the board of directors of Artex–Centre for Artistic and Traditional Handicrafts of Tuscany (as a representative of the CNA).
  • 2010
    Member of the committee for Florens 2010, International Forum on Cultural Heritage and Landscape.
  • 2014-2015
    Lecture series on Pictorial Techniques and Modern Restoration as part of the Prometeo3 Project.