Claudio Simonetti is an artist known for his oil paintings of Venice and the Amalfi Coast. His loose treatment of water and his light filled canals exemplify this artist's mastery of his subject. He has exhibited worldwide, and his work is in many private collections. Born in Italy in 1929, Simonetti retired from painting at age 90. His mastery of light and show as well has his intimacy with the subject matter is evident in his artwork.