|Gemma Vercelli studied under her father Giulio Romano. Apart from a brief trip to Nice, Paris and London she lived her entire life in Turin until 1960 when she moved to the Italian countryside.
Since 1930 she exhibited in Turin, Milan, Rome, Genoa, Paris, London, New York, Brussels and Zurich. Gemma Vercelli's work is often allegorical, conveying emotions, cycles of nature and mythology through the facial expression and more poignantly, the hands of her subjects. Her work is now exhibited in the Modern Art Museum in Paris and in museums in Montecatini, Plaisance and Turin.