The history of Galleria Tega starts in 1964 with the opening of Filippo De Pisis in Riccione’s gallery by Dino Tega. Dino realized many exhibitions and he is still remembered for his strong representation of Alberto Savinio and Giorgio De Chirico.
Consequently, in 1979 Giulio Tega, the son of Dino, took over the family’s gallery and decided to move in Milan. Giulio has always focused his exhibitions on Italian art of the 20th century. Galleria Tega had and still has a strong recognition for its contribution to the Milanese art scene by exhibiting : Agostino Bonalumi, Enrico Castellani, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Fausto Melotti, Mimmo Rotella.
Giulio Tega also continued the gallery’s tradition by showing masters of Italian Avant-garde and Post-war :
Alberto Boetti, Alberto Burri, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Massimo Campigli, Pietro Consagra, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Giorgio De Chirico, Piero Dorazio, , Mario Merz, Giorgio Morandi, Marino Marini, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Alberto Savinio, Giuseppe Uncini and by including 20th century International masters such as : Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Joan Mirò, Pablo Picasso; Nicolas De Stäel, Jean Fautrier, George Mathieu, Serge Poliakoff, Salvatore Scarpitta, Antoni Tapies, CY Twombly, Andy Warhol, and Jean Michel Basquiat.
Giulio Tega received various acknowledgments thanks to his interest on Morandi and his aim to participate to International art fairs such as Art Basel, Frieze Masters and Fiac.
In 2012, the two daughters Eleonora and Francesca started to actively participate in the gallery, which moved from Via Senato 24 to Via Senato 20. The new gallery’s space still exhibits Italian and international masters of the 20th century but it also allow the gallery to show more contemporary artists such as : Valerio Adami, Bertozzi e Casoni, Fernando Botero, Christo, Ian Davenport, De Maria, Gianni Piacentino, Achille Perilli, Mel Ramos, Piotr Uklanski.