Carla Nicole De Petris began collecting painting, drawing, design and etching
in 1950 in Torino, Italy Complementing her passion for the visual and performing
Arts, she began her collection of Old Masters with emphasis on etching, drawings
and lithographs from the 15th through the 19th Centuries. In the 1955 married
Dr. De Petris (American citizens of Torinese descendant, now deceased) continuing collecting
art and antique, in San Francisco. They had a Son Walther J. De Petris, now married to Lynda and has two children, Nicole and Giancarlo. In the 1980's Carla Nicole established an art
gallery in Laguna Beach,Southern California, and collected contemporary art from
international sources. She has continued her collection and art research
interest that have led her to research Old Masters, including the provenance and
history of a 1514 Old master painting.
Carla Nicole is integrating her collection of fine art with modern technology
by sharing her collection on the Internet for viewing and for sale. You will
find many fascinating pieces, along with some history and information gleaned by
Carla Nicole in her many years of collecting.
You are encourage to browse Nicole Collection and enjoy viewing and learning
about remarkable artists such Erte', Dali', Debert, Costopolous, Rembrandt,
Liberati, Crivero, and their precious works as Carla Nicole has enjoyed
collecting and learning about them.
Check back often as new artwork is being added on a regular basis. The
complete collection is comprised of approximately four hundred Pieces. If you
have any questions or if you wish to discuss any of the collection, please