Item 56 – Ir-Razzett
Yves Cali


Starting Bidding Price: ?350
Size: 24cm x 32cm



Yves Cali, son of Carlo and Yvette nee Serge, was born on the 9th February 1947, married to Jean nee Thompson, was educated at Chiswick House School then St Aloysius College. In 1987 Yves designed Malta?s present Coat of Arms, The President?s Flag and Malta?s Maritime flag. He designed the cartoon booklet for Malta?s entry into the EU and a similar one for Lithuania. Yves Cali took up oil painting some ten years ago giving preference to landscapes. Self taught he feels that art comes naturally to him and is in his genes. On his father?s side we have his Great Grandfather Giuseppe Cali. His grandfather, Ramiro Cali, and Ramiro?s wife, Maria Cali Corleo. His father Carlo and uncle Guido were also extremely good painters; his father having been responsible of designing the 1964, Independence Coat of Arms. On his mother?s side, Yves can boast of Giovanni Schranz, his great, great, great grandfather whose paintings, together with those of Giuseppe Cali may be found in the Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta and is the great, great grandson of Nicola Zammit who was a doctor, a lawyer and architect.