Achille Perilli - A painter and engraver, he was born in Rome in 1927. In 1947 he was among the signatories of the Form 1 manifesto, published in the first issue of the magazine of the same name. The group’s first exhibition was organized in the Galleria Art Club. In 1951, with the gallery-book shop L'Age d'Or, which he helped found, he was one of the promoters of the exhibition Arte astratta e concreta in Italia at the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome, the first complete exhibition on the trends of Italian abstract art. He wrote in various magazines, including “Civiltà delle macchine”, and studied Dadaism and published some writings on it. As an artist, he worked with Cy Twombly and Gastone Novelli.
In 1958 he exhibited for the first time at the Venice Biennale, and in 1962 a personal room was dedicated to him as part of the same event.
Between the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg dedicated a major retrospective to him.