Egidio (Ed) Fantinel - Arts and Culture Wall of Fame
Egidio (Ed) was born in Treviso Italy, educated in his native land and Germany in architectural/engineering
technician. He came to Canada in 1960, he joined the Niagara District Art Association in 1963 and has been an
active member serving as director for many years and president for five years.
During his 44 years in Niagara Falls Ed the artist has received widespread recognition, both in Canada and
around the world. In the 60’s he was active in the formation of the Niagara Artists Company and his work with
this group was exhibited at Niagara College, and Rodman Hall gaining him high praise in the Toronto press.
Ed has exhibited his works of art throughout Ontario, the United States and Europe. He was selected for group
exhibition at Canada House in London England, Brussels Belgium, the Canadian Culture Center in Paris France
and also for an International Touring Art Exhibition in Dortmund Germany.
Ed is one of the most provocative artists in the city however his mission extends beyond producing art for his
own satisfaction. He is passionately involved in creating interesting art in a city, which he feels does not fully
recognize its value. As an original founding member of the Arts and Culture Committee, as a member of the
Niagara District Art Association and in the press he has worked tirelessly to promote the arts and culture in
In 1993 Ed received the Niagara Falls Volunteer Recognition award and in 1998 he received the Barbara Frum