Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Gilberto started his dedication towards painting and drawing by the age of 11. By the age of 16, he became a member of the Artists Association of Sao Paulo. Nevertheless, he was not intimidated by the ascending success of his career, moving on to his studies and research, searching for the excellence of his art. His professors were Salvador Rodrigues Junior, Sante Bullo, and Giovanni Oppido. In his creations, whether a simple study or a more complex composition, he is always looking towards nature as a source of information and inspiration.
On his journey to Russia in 1999, the beginning of a new artistic path took place in his career. In the first year, he studied at the V. A. Surikov Institute, Moscow. In 2000, he went to Saint Petersburg as a student at the I. E. Repin State Academic Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture. In his first year at the Academy, he attended Yuri Kalyuta and Vladimir Stetsenko's Studio. In the second year, he attended professors Sergey Pichahchi and Gennadi Monasherov's Studio. The following years, he attended painting lessons with master artist Vasily Sokolov and his assistant Vasily Rudnev and drawing lessons with Professor Vladimir Mogilevtsev.
Gilberto Geraldo received the highest awards in the most prestigious Art Competitions of Brazil and was also invited to be a jury member in many others. His works have been in group exhibitions as well as private collections in Brazil and abroad. He has been the first Brazilian artist majoring at the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg. Many of Gilberto's works, during his years as a student, were kept in the Academy Museum collection. He received awards in many internal Art Competitions and two of his works, part of the Academy collection, are published in the book Academic Drawings and Sketches, presented by Professor Vladimir Mogilevtsev.
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