Di-Maccio’s parents, being aware of the passion and talent of their oldest son, decided to leave their home to move to Paris. Several years later, the great achievements of their son proved to them that moving to Paris was the right choice. The move allowed the young artist to develop his talent.
In 1965, he won France's highly competitive examination to become Professor at the Beaux Arts Academy in Paris. His victory was due to his thesis about Morpho-psychology. Click below to see the full thesis created by Di-Maccio in 1964.
His first exhibition during this period was at the prestigious RA gallery in the historical centre of Paris. It was a tremendous success.
Soon after, Di-Maccio was recognised as the leading artist of a new artistic movement, referred to by the press as "Visionary Art". He has remained to present time the leading figure in this movement for other visionary artists and interested art collectors all over the world. His annual exhibitions have consistently been highly acclaimed by the entire French art world, one of the leading international art hubs.
• He has participated in major international art events, such as the international art fairs in London, Stockholm and Geneva.
• In 1986, a Japanese art collector started one of the most important Di-Maccio collections in the world, consisting of more than 220 of his paintings, including several major artworks and his "Grande Toile" (27m x 9m), which was created in 1997.
• Private art collectors in Paris have collections of Di-Maccio's artwork exceeding 100
of his paintings.
• In 1988, in Japan, the first itinerant Di-Maccio exhibition was organized and received more than 200,000 visitors in six months. Mr. Mitsutoshi Morino, Japanese art expert and Senior Project Manager of the Cultural Department of the major Japanese newspaper Asahi Shium) writes: