“Angels and Demons of Florence” by Charles Billich

Charles Billich of Australia, the 2000 American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) Sport Artist of the Year, won an award at the prestigious Florence Biennale in Italy on 16 December 2009.

Billich won the Biennale for his painting “Angels and Demons of Florence.” His career has spanned more than 50 years. Among his honors was being appointed the official artist to the Australian team at the 1996 Atlanta Games. His popular Bing Mah Jong series of Terracotta warriors participating in Olympic sports is on display at the United States Sports Academy.

The Florence Biennale, which began in 1997, is one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of contemporary artists in the world.