Castiglioni was born in Milan on November 20, 1936.
He dieds in France
shows great passion for design and painting since his childhood. At the
age of twelve he initiates a series of frescoes on the walls of farms in
He joins the Brera Academy of Fine
Arts in Milan and takes part in his first exhibition at the age of
Stage design apprenticeship at La
Scala Theatre in Milan.
First individual exhibition at Baggio
Gallery in Milan.
He graduates at the Brera Academy
of Fine Arts in Milan.
He executes murals in the entrance hall and the restaurant of an hotel
in Sanremo. Sanremo’s Casino invites him to produce a one-man show.
He moves to Rome where he works for Cinecittà
as set designer in several films among which La dolce vita of Federico Fellini.
He settles in Paris where he takes part in group exhibitions and works
as press illustrator especially for Filipacchi
Group. He produces numerous magazine covers for L’Express, Le Point, Valeurs Actuelles, Jazz Magazine, Best and others.
He is awarded the Grand Prix
Martini for his “Music
Hall, les Beatles” poster.
He makes an exhibition in Cannes and is awarded the Grand Prix de Peinture de la Côte d’Azur.
He creates his first sport work, that is the poster for the World Boxing Championship Monzon-Bouttier. His oneiric and
surrealistic style revolutionizes the old tradition. “... he becomes
the uncontested master of the sporting poster he draws from shadow to
produce a masterpiece.”, Libération.
Castiglioni is the first living artist showing his works in Paris
He designs a 500 m2 fresco for the Police Station in Maisons-Laffitte
(Paris). He is granted the Grand
Prix de l’Affiche Française for his Cannes works. He publishes
six prints entitled “Tennis et
One-man show at Artcurial Gallery
On the initiative of Médecins du
Monde he executes “Votre
Solidarité” poster (Poland cries a blood tear) devoted to the
Solidarity Union in Poland. He also designs “Mundial
82” poster for the French television TF1.
He executes the municipal elections anti-abstention poster upon request
of the Centre d’Informatique
Richelieu programme in Paris dedicates him an important retrospective.
of “Ecce Ancilla Domini”
print that is sold to FAVA benefit (association of handicapped children).
He executes the world’s largest still-life using genuine food products
eaten and drunk by the average French man during the seventy nine years
of his life. This work has been included in the Records Guinness book.
of ”Euro 84”, his first
painting and poster exhibition in Bordeaux C.A.P.C.
He is decorated with the Order of
Merit of the Italian Republic.
Publication of the book “Le
Sport en Affiches” by
Editions Alternatives. The
book collects 135 sporting posters as a testimony of the most important
events of all disciplines.
of “Tir à l’arc”
lithography and of “Mexico 86”
print for Toulouse Poster Museum. Exhibition at Toulouse Regional Centre.
Italian Olympic Committee promotes an exhibition of Castiglioni’s
posters at the Foro Italico and
publishes “L’avvento del
tennis nello spazio” lithography.
Taking the opportunity of the French Sport Museum’s inauguration, he
holds an exhibition at Parc des Princes and executes a 10m x 2m painting
about sport commissioned by the museum.
is granted the “Ambrogino
d’Oro” by the city
The Wilanow Museum of Warsaw exhibits for the first time 50 paintings
and 85 posters of a one artist. Denoël
Editors take the opportunity to publish the artist’s monograph in
of “Nocturne” and “Ekla”
lithographies, as well as of “Ecce
He creates a poster for the international campaign of the Red Cross denouncing civil war victims.
of “En attendant Bacchus”
Jacques Bacquier Gallery
exhibits a retrospective of boxing posters.
Castiglioni is granted the “Palme
d’Or” at the Humour International Show of Sanremo.
He is commissioned by the Centre
d’Informatique Civique for the execution of “Votons”
poster for the French presidential elections.
His exhibition in Monte Carlo is inaugurated by Prince Albert of Monaco
and by Juan Antonio Samaranch, president of the Olympic International
He executes “Mondial 98”
poster for Groupe Lagardière
of which lithographies and prints are published.
Upon Prince Albert’s request he executes Luciano Pavarotti’s
portrait that is to be sold for a humanitarian cause. This is the start
of a close co-operation with Monaco Principality’s charity.
at the Fine Arts Museum of Saint lô. Publication of the print entitled
“France Championne du Monde”.
Paintings and posters retrospective at the gallery Palazzo Sertoli-Credito Valtellinese in Sondrio (Italy). Publishing
of a new monograph.
He is commissioned by M.C.C.C. to execute the “Tennis
Master Series of Monte Carlo” poster. Exhibition of paintings and
posters in the casino atrium.
Castiglioni has created over 300 posters for sporting events and
humanitarian causes. He has exhibited his works in 12 countries and over