The Galleria Moretti was founded by Fabrizio Moretti, born in prato in 1976 and son of alfredo, aN esteemed art dealer. Thanks to the trust placed in him by his father, who retired in 1993, he dedicated himself to study and research, graduating in humanities from the faculty of letters and philosophy at the university of florence before founding - at the age of only 22 - galleria moretti in florence.
situated in the heart of florence, between palazzo strozzi and santa maria novella, the galleria moretti opened to the public - and to major public and private collectors - on 26 september 1999, with the inaugural exhibition, from bernardo daddi to giorgio vasari, immediately distinguishing itself with its specialization in italian, and especially tuscan, old masters. from then on, art historians of international importance have collaborated on numerous projects published by the gallery.
the london seat of the gallery, moretti fine art ltd, opened on new bond street in january 2005 as a point of reference for collectors who seek a confidential and discreet approach. in december 2011, the gallery moved to st james's, in the nucleus of the london and international art market.
the gallery is present at the most prestigious fine art exhibitions in europe and the united states, including the european fine art fair (Maastricht and new york), frieze masters (London), and the biennale di palazzo corsini (florence). moretti fine art is also a member of associazione antiquaria d'italia, federazione italiana mercanti d'arte, associazione antiquari fiorentini, confédération internationale des négociants en oeuvres d'art, society of london art dealers and british antiques dealers association.
throughout the years, the philanthropic activity of the gallery has allowed for the publication of monographs of italian painters, including spinello aretino, carlo dolci, bartolomeo della gatta AND ANGELO CAROSELLI. moretti FINE ART also financed scholarships at several institutions and donated works of art to the galleria dell'accademia in florence, the metropolitan museum of art in new york, and to the los angeles county museum of art. the gallery has also sponsored the restoration of various pictures, one of which is the significant carmignano visitation by pontormo.