George Scicluna (1966- present ) was born in Victoria, Gozo, Malta. His frugal childhood induced an acute precocity that is amply demonstrated in his work. After his initial studies in graphic design he attended an art course at the Malta School of Art. Later he followed courses at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Perugia, Italy (1989; 1990). George participated in several competitions and won various prizes. In 1996 he won first prize in a competition organised by the Brussels-based Demo-Christian Foundation Robert Schumann. He organised four personal exhibitions in Gozo (1998-2004) and participated in an exhibition with Peter Howson, an artist of international stature in Scotland in 2006. In 2011 the artist published: George Scicluna – Paintings (1985-2011) a volume of catalogue essays written by E. V. Borg that evaluate his work and career. Lately he has found great satisfaction and pleasure hewing stone. This collection suggests a changed man with a velvety touch of great tenderness and softness. Yet he is a powerful and terrible expressionist who articulates his inner conflict with power, passion and struggle. There is vigour and grandeur in his vision. With great risk, determination and courage he struggles against opposing forces and flings into the void, leaps into the unknown and duddenly loneliness changes to solitude and the actuality that the more he thinks he is not alone, the more alone he is. Almost tragically it dawns on him that there are no answers to searching questions.