Claudio Simonetti was born in Rome, January 29th, 1929 into a well-known family of accomplished artists.  From his father, Simonetti inherited his love of art and his great taste for color. Beginning his studies at the Rome School of Art, Simonetti quickly won his professor’s recognition and praise.  After these studies, he traveled extensively throughout Italy and France, where he painted from nature and learned from his associations with other artists in all the important Art Centers.

Simonetti's works today express the unique maturity of his talent.  Though he seeks out new expressions in art, Simonetti’s art always sticks to the fundamentals of painting: exquisite drawing, composition and color. His landscapes of the Italian countryside, his marine paintings of coastal villages and the scenes of the canals of Venice appeal to everyone because of the well-balanced technique and the sense of poetry that pervades each painting.

Simonetti still paints and exhibits regularly in Rome, Venice, Naples, Milan and Paris. Today his works are in private collections worldwide.