Massimiliano Gurrieri


Master Carver & Master Gilder

My experience in the field of Restoration, Woodcarving and Gilding began in 1988 at the Federici Workshop in Bologna. From 1905 to 2010 Federici Workshop framed old masters paintings for the most important museums and galleries of the world. Among the most important museums there are the Metropolitan (New York), National Gallery (London), and the Staatliche Museen (Berlin). The Workshop also collaborated with renowned architects and leading companies in Furniture Design to carry out work of Decorative Gilding for Interior Design.


(1988 - 2000)

We have been commissioned by the Staatliche Museen and the Berlin Art Gallery for framing paintings of the following Masters:

– Carved and gilded frame for a Leonbrune painting (1988)
– Carved and gilded frames for Nicolas Poussin (1988 – 1994)
– Carved and gilded frames in gothic style for Schiavone and Guariento (1994 – 1998)
– Carved and gilded altar for the Masolino triptych (1994 – 1998)
– Frames for G. Batoni, Carracci, Guido Reni, Paolo De Matteis, M. Stomer, Sassoferrato (1994 – 1998)
– Roofed Baroque frame for seven paintings of Sebastiano Ricci (1999)
– Frame for Prospero Fontana painting (1999)

(2000 – 2007)

I made 30 oval carved and gilded frames for the Patriarch of Venice containing the portraits of the 30 past patriarchs of the town (2003)

For private clients from all over the world, including Geneva, London, Monaco, New York, Los Angeles, S. Francisco, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan, etc. … I made frames for paintings of:

– Caravaggio (2005)
– Orazio Lomi (2005)
– A. Carracci (2006)
– Matia Stomer (2006)
– Luca Giordano (2007)
– Salvator Rosa (2007)
– Francesco Guardi (2007)

– Artemisia Gentileschi (2007)
– Prospero Fontana (2007)
– Sebastiano Ricci (2007)
– Cittadini (2007)
– Picasso (2008)
– Boldini (2008)
– Morandi (2009)

(2000 – 2007)

In the last three years there are numerous partnerships with Design Firms from all over Europe for the design of furnishings and art frames relating to the discipline of Gilding and Carving of the wood.


“Maestro d’Arte” (Master of Art) by “Istituto d’Arte” (Institute of Art) Bologna (1987)

NLP Certificate by PNL Meta Bologna (2014)

“Liceo Artistico” (Artistic High School) Bologna (2016)

Cultural Mediator certificate by ICOTEA Milan (2016)

Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation by ICOTEA Milan (2019)

Language Skills


Computer Skills