Tindaro Calia was born in Segrate (MI) in 1956, where he habitually lives. He works as an artist in his studio in Volpara, an evocative village in the Oltrepò Pavese area.

He studied and got a degree in Artistic high school, where Floriano Bodini was his teacher and a fundamental figure for his cultural and artistic training. He graduated in Brera Academy. After he got his diploma and while he carried on with dedication his artistic work, he devoted himself also to teaching. At the moment he teaches in Lodi’s Artistic high school. Over the years, his work has always turned towards cultural enrichment and perfecting. He went through a lot of experiences that turned very useful to his inexhaustible creative inspiration that pushes him to continuous research. Anyways he stays faithful to his nature that leads him to privilege the atmospheres of reality, feelings and emotions, due to this the continuous need of introspective research that gives to his portraits a deep realism, made of intense expressivity, that often looks like suffering, as if the artist wants to let the passion and the emotional bond between painter and model come out of those faces. Without any doubt, Tindaro Calia’s portraits give off a deep lyricism due to the affective and spiritual richness of this man, wisely expressed by the artist. He doesn’t like to be in the moment’s fashion, but he tries each time, even with the newest stylistic and iconographic experimentations, to state a painting conception which arises only from inner needs. Always devoted to new experiences, he always experimented on canvas all of the cultural heritage conquered since the first years of his work, meeting other young painters, friends of his, close to him for their ideas, initiatives, inclinations and sensitiveness. The 70ies were the first years of his work in all the different art’s ranges. It was very important to him participating to theatrical productions directed by Giorgio Streheler, like “La Tempesta” and the “Nost Milan”, at Milan’s Teatro Piccolo. Meeting this director and working to some of his production gave him knowledge that still has a great meaning in his work. Calia, during the last years, devoted his work to recover the historical memory of rural society and its trades. From this study arose some big works for both private and public purchasers, like the Town Council of Val di Nizza (PV) and the Cascina Scottina of Ponte Nure (Piacenza). The works, both for outsides and insides, are painted on walls, big canvas or oak boards. After a long series of personal exhibitions and contests, from which he got artistically important awards and which gave him the opportunity to be known, nowadays his works are permanently exposed in the Pinacoteca Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea in Ruffano (LE), in the Fondazione Don Tonino Bello in Alessano (LE), in the Castle of Sant’Angelo Lodigiano (LO), on mural supports of “Casoli Pinta” in Atri (TE) and in Foza in the Asiago’s tableland (VI). His pictures are exposed in both public and private collections, like the Armanti gallery in Varese as a permanent collection. Various art critics like Dino Villani, Mario De Micheli, Giorgio Seveso, Carlo Franza, Rossana Bossaglia, Renato Valerio and Francesco Poli put his works into collective and personal exhibits in the most important Italian cities.