Founded in the late 1970s, Galleria Cantore is located in the very central Via Farini, in the prestigious Palazzo Solieri.
Pietro Cantore, who has directed the gallery for almost two decades now, although he has acquired great experience in the decorative arts, has shifted his attention and research to Old Masters painting dating from the 14th to the 18th century, with a particular regard for Emilian art.
The gallery is a cultural reference point where books are presented and exhibitions are organized ranging from antiques to contemporary art and, until recently, almost always presented by the owner’s friend and art critic Philippe Daverio. The gallery has always supported museum institutions, and since 2014 is home to the Amici delle Gallerie Estensi association, of which Pietro Cantore is founder and where he holds the position of Vice President.
After ten years of experience in New York in the 1990s, Pietro Cantore continues to follow the international market. Fundamental was his contribution to the relaunch of Modenantiquaria, the reference exhibition event for Italian antiques. He also participates with great enthusiasm in the Florence Biennale, the most important exhibition of Italian Old Master art in the world.