Antoine Camilleri

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Antoine Camilleri was one of Malta’s foremost post-war artists.

Camilleri was born in Valletta on 5 February 1922 and raised in Floriana.

He studied at the St Aloysius College and at the Art School. He furthered his studies at art academies in France, England and Italy.

He taught art at public schools for many years, until he was appointed Education Officer in 1976.

He had his works exhibited in London, Paris, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Tripoli, New York and Venice, besides numerous exhibitions in Malta.

In 1996 Camilleri was awarded the Midalja għall-Qadi tar-Repubblika (Medal for Services to Republic of Malta) and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 from the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts. In recent years he resided at the St Vincent de Paule Hospital, the home for the elderly in Ħal Luqa.

Antoine Camilleri was married to Therese Tanti and they had five children, Gerard, Pierre, Antoine Paul, Mariel and Marthese.

He died on 23 November 2005 at the age of 83.