Fasciotti, Titta (1927 – 1993)
Titta Fasciotti was born in Bergamo, Italy in 1927. He had been an artist all his life. His first strokes were
taught to him by his fresco-painter and decorator father. His family were all artists and from an early
age he was consistently surrounded by art in all its forms. At the age of seventeen he studied at the
Accademia Carrara Bergamo for four years.
He came to live in South Africa in 1948 under the most difficult circumstances possible at that time. His
father Gino was an Italian prisoner of war held in South Africa. In South Africa he then studied under the
well known artist, W.G Wiles. He was a painter of landscapes, still life, seascapes and figures. His use
of colour was often striking and rich and he contrasted dark shadows with brilliant sunshine.He brough
freshness and spontaneity to his paintings. In his Karoo landscapes you can see how he managed to
capture the peace and quiet countryside skillfully.
He saw it as his duty to bring pleasure through his works and he wanted to light a little candle in the
heart with his paintings. His works can be found in private and public collections both locally and