Painter and printmaker Salvatore Zofrea was born in Italy, arriving in Australia in 1956. He trained at the Julian Ashton School between 1961 and 1966. He has held solo exhibitions in Sydney, Wollongong, Brisbane and internationally in Rome. His work has been in group exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Zofrea has completed commissions including a mural for the State Bank of New South Wales and a Fresco for the Sydney Opera House Trust. Between 1994 and 1999 he embarked on a project to complete a series of 100 autobiographical woodcuts titled the ‘Appassionata’ which he donated to the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Zofrea was awarded the Sulman Prize in 1977, 1979 and 1982. He received a Power bequest in 1981 and a Churchill Fellowship in 1986. In 1995 he was conferred a Cavaliere or Knighthood by the Italian Government. Zofrea’s work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Parliament House, Canberra; several regional and tertiary collections and internationally by the MOMA in New York and the Vatican in Rome. A monograph of his work was published in 1983.