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Salvatore Zagami, an internationally known artist has resided in his Fort Lauderdale studio, (the oldest studio in the same location) since 1975. Zagami is originally from New York / Italy.

Salvatore Zagami has lived and worked in Florida, New York, Italy, and Venezuela. The first of his gallery representations was with the Carone Gallery on Las Ollas Boulevard, in Fort Lauderdale, his first solo exhibition in 1973. In 1978, his second major exhibition was with Matta, and Marca-Relli. His works have also been shown by Ivan Karp in New York; the Mack Gillman Gallery in Chicago; and Gallery G in Caracas Venezuela. Zagami was given recognition by the president of Venezuela (President Herrera Campins) for his sculpture at the Outdoor Museum-Andre Perez Mujica. His retrospective exhibition with Fernando Botero and Kenny Sharf was another major accomplishment in his career at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art now known as the NSU Museum (1995). These are just a few of his major exhibitions in his profession…in Fort Lauderdale, for Art in Public Places. He created an 18 ft. sculpture for the Imperial Pointe Library (Three Horses above the Cat Walk, 1988). He has received awards from South Florida Cultural Consortium and National Endowment for the Arts with a celebratory exhibition at the Norton Gallery of Art, Palm Beach. Zagami continues to be a working artist, as well as a teacher, an art juror and a lecturer in the South Florida Community. His enthusiasm for his art was not his only concern or major goal. Zagami always wanted to make a difference…Teaching 5,000 students in his career in the Broward Country School system, along with making his art, gave his goal of making a difference in the lives of others; to pursue a creative lifestyle to advance and establish an army of students whose goal would be to create and not destroy.

“Art isn’t work-it’s a way of life, an attitude. I’m carrying out the dream I began in 1968. I’m living my dream awake. Making my art is my way to participate in the world. It’s always been better to create than destroy. Destroying is very simple. The people who create rather than destroy are really the architects of society.“