b: 1904 d: 1989
Bellini was born in Monaco during the “Belle Epoque*” era to a working class loving family of Italian descent. Surrounded by an idyllic setting where the air was perfumed by the flowers and fruits of the Mediterranean, meeting with the the colors of the sky, sun and earth. This formed an indelible palette in the young mind of this artist.
An era of horse drawn carriages, polite society, the nearby theatre and opera house, all appealed and stimulated the senses of the young man who set to work as an apprentice in Nice for the architect Charles Damas, who was instrumental in the designs of the famous Paris Opera House and that of Monaco.
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