Founding the Italian Art Center with partner Nathalie Purchio allows Marcello Giorgi’s abiding passion for classical art and sculpture to be shared with his adopted hometown of Montreal. Developing an enriching environment for artists of diverse backgrounds is the raison d’être of the Italian Art Center. Growing up in Tuscany, Italy, the epicenter of the Renaissance, Marcello Giorgi acquired his heritage from the great masters who preceded him. The deeply-held convictions of Marcello and Nathalie regarding the importance of classical art inspired them to open a school where Italian art traditions and technical knowledge will be shared with professional artist and serious amateurs.