Galleria Tega has a long family history, beginning in 1964 with Dino Tega’s opening of a gallery in Riccione, with an important exhibition dedicated to Filippo De Pisis, followed by many more, notably Alberto Savinio and Giorgio De Chirico.
Following in his father’s footsteps and absorbing both the sensitivity and the ability to select quality works of art, Giulio Tega inaugurated a new location in Via Senato, Milan, with a Giorgio De Chirico exhibition. The following years he organised a retrospective of Alberto Magnelli, as well as various exhibitions dedicated to Chagall, De Pisis, Kolar, Mathieu, Melotti, Perilli, Savinio, Schneider, Tadini, and Uncini.
Soon after, Galleria Tega began attending the foremost international fairs, such as: Art Basel, Art Basel Miami, Frieze Masters, Art Genève, PAD, and FIAC. The 1995 edition of the FIAC allowed the gallery to acquire incredible visibility, thanks to an extraordinary retrospective consisting of eighteen of Giorgio Morandi’s finest works; Le Figaro quoted Mr. Tega as “Monsieur Morandi” on their coverage of the event. Though Galleria Tega was a determining contributor to the Milanese art scene, exhibiting the likes of Bonalumi, Burri, Castellani, Dadamaino, Fontana, Kounellis, Manzoni, Melotti, Perilli, and Rotella, there were also three major exhibitions dedicated to Osvaldo Licini, Hans Hartung, and Afro in the mid nineties.
The 2006 opening of the Pietrasanta (LU) showroom was marked by a paramount exhibition of the famous Colombian master Fernando Botero. The following summers saw a myriad of solo and group exhibitions including one dedicated to Schifano and one to Christo.
The family tradition continues in 2012 with the active participation of Giulio’s two daughters, Eleonora and Francesca, and the relocation of Galleria Tega to an improved space, allowing the exhibition of various contemporary artists such as Valerio Adami, Bertozzi & Casoni, Fernando Botero, Ian Davenport, Aldo Mondino, Kcho, Mel Ramos, and Piotr Uklanski.
They also have continued the focus on the Masters of Italian Art: Massimo Campigli (2013 exhibition and the curation of the Catalogue Raisonné with the collaboration of the Campigli Archive), Giuseppe Capogrossi, Piero Dorazio, Achille Perilli, Pietro Consagra, Giuseppe Uncini.