Gabriel Caruana MQR

Gabriel Caruana is a Maltese born ceramist and sculptor who has exhibited his work in various countries including Great Britain, USA, Germany, Holland and Italy. Gabriel Caruana studied in Malta, Italy and the USA, and also under the well known British artist Victor Pasmore.

His works are represented in various collections and Museums both in Malta and in other countries.
In 1999 the Maltese Government honored him with the presentation of a Medal for Artistic Achievement.

"I find it difficult to write about my friend Gabriel Caruana, firstly because he is my friend and then because he is a wonderful artist. A wonderful artist cannot be classified and described with academic formulas. Caruana's art is always fresh and free, always alive and bold: it possesses the same verve that gave birth to the modern independence in painting and sculpture".

Victor Pasmore

In the spiritually bankrupt contemporary world of the fertilization of real value, where 'fake' has taken over from 'true', you stand always proud but never arrogant, as an example of all that truth in art. You, eternal seeker of myth and magic'

Richard England, Architect, Malta


The artist was born in Balzan, Malta in 1929, his career spans thirty years of intensive artistic activity and travels. Early in his artistic career he showed a marked preference for the international modern art movement and as a result the traditional element has never been part of his work. He works in a variety of media exploiting their possibilities to the fullest extent but he truly excels in the medium of ceramics.

He was among the pioneers of modern art in Malta and his works have found recognition both in Malta and abroad. He has held solo exhibitions in Malta, England, Italy and Switzerland and has shown his work in group exhibitions in Osaka, Detroit, Munich, Tripoli, London, Israel, Melbourne, and several times in Malta. He has participated several times in the International Competition of Artistic Ceramics in Faenza, Italy and his works can be found at the International Museum of Ceramics of Faenza, at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, at City of Manchester Art Gallery, and, at the National Museum of Fine Arts Malta. He has a studio in Rome and another one in Malta.



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