A Short but Intense Life as an Artist
Giuliana Ippoliti, an Italian citizen and a physics graduate, lived and worked in Geneva from 1972 to 2007, together with her husband Giorgio Stefanini, physicist at CERN. She was a teacher of mathematics and physics in the Cycle d'Orientation (secondary school).
In 1992 she discovered her talent and her passion for painting and soon she dedicated herself entirely to that activity. After basic training, she attended workshops and classes, in particular in Lausanne and London. She did several exhibitions; her last personal was in 2006 in Geneva.
In 2004 Giuliana was struck by cancer. She had treatment first in Geneva and then in Zurich, after having moved with Giorgio in 2008 to Wilen SZ. She died in April 2012.
Shortly later, their common project of creating a public interest Foundation became realized. The Giuliana and Giorgio Stefanini Foundation started its activity in August 2012. The Foundation supports targeted projects in the domains of cancer research, clinical studies and treatment, visual arts and classical music.
Giuliana's works are not for sale. They will be bequeathed to the Foundation.