1913 Erminio Maffioletti was born on October 5, in Bergamo.
1927-30 He attends Decoration evening classes at the Scuola d’Arte Applicata “Andrea Fantoni” in Bergamo under Francesco Domeneghini's direction.
1930-34 In 1930 he enters the Accademia Carrara, directed by Contardo Barbieri. Among his schoolfellows : Roberto Algisi, Egidio Lazzarini, Ugo Recchi, Domenico Rossi.
1936-39 In October he moves to Paris where he stays for three years working as a decorator. He attends the Accademia Comunale “Petit Toit” under the direction of sculptor Vlerique, a former pupil of Auguste Rodin.
He attends evening and Sunday Painting classes at the Libera Accademia Gadin in Montmartre.
1937 He visits the Paris International Exposition where he can admire Guernica by Picasso, which is exhibited at the the Spanish Pavilion. In 1938 he exhibits, at the Salon d’Automne, the painting Interno di osteria inspired by wineshops in Via San Tomaso in Bergamo.
1939 He comes back to Bergamo and works together with Domenico Rossi on the decoration of the series of frescos about Storie di Francesco Nullo in the "Casa Littoria" in Bergamo (currently known as Palazzo della Libertà).
1940-42 He lives in Rome working as a designer in a building firm.
1944-45 With Domenico Rossi, Roberto Algisi and Egidio Giaroli he sets up a business to design and produce artistic ceramics. In the same year a selection of those artefacts is exhibited at the Gallery La Rotonda in Bergamo.
1945 He participates in the first Sacred Art Exhibition at the Angelicum in Milan.
He enters the competition “Fra’ Galgario del Ritratto e dell’Autoritratto” sharing second prize with Anna Tallone.
1946 He wins first prize with his work of art I minatori at the Miniera competition organised at the Galleria Tamanza in Bergamo by the firm S.I.L.L.A. He participates in the first edition of the Sacred Art National Prize with his painting Crocefissione (which currently is at the Malpensata Parish, being donated by the artist himself). The painting gives rise to a heated debate among experts and causes disapproval among local ecclesiastic authorities owing to "the lack of religious principles".
1946-1959 He teaches Pictorial Decoration at the Scuola d’Arte “Andrea Fantoni” in Bergamo.
1947 Invited to participate in the Sacred Art Prize at the Angelicum in Milan, the three paintings selected for the event are refused: Cristo deriso, Cena in Emmaus and the Crocefissione, attacked the previous year at the Sacred Art National Prize of Bergamo.
1948 He moves to the studio in via Pradello in Bergamo. He will stay there until 2004. Together with Domenico Rossi, Longaretti, Scarpanti, Aiolfi, Alberto Vitali, Giaroli, Attilio Nani, Nino Galizzi and Alda Ghisleni, he is selected for the XXIV International Venice Biennale where he exhibits his painting La chiromante.
1949 Proceedings for the VII Congress of CIAM (International Congress of Modern Architecture) start in Bergamo. Nino Zucchelli publishes a book with drawings of Bergamo's views performed by Longaretti, Domenico Rossi, Maffioletti, Scarpanti and Alberto Vitali.
Maffioletti is appointed Achille Funi's assistant at the Accademia Carrara. He will hold that position until 1953 when Funi leaves the management of the school.
1950 Together with Domenico Rossi he makes some mural paintings with themes taken from the working world for the Head Offices of the Banca Popolare di Bergamo in viale Roma (namely the grand staircase wall).
1951 He is invited at the IX Triennale of Milan where he exhibits his preliminary drawings for the competition for the stained-glass windows of the Duomo of Milan (where he ranks second).
He works with Achille Funi on the decoration of Cinema San Marco of Bergamo.
1952 He starts working as a stage designer for the Teatro delle Novità at the Donizetti Theatre of Bergamo. He makes the scenery for Arlecchino Re, lyric drama by L. Benelli, music by S. Orlando (premiere on September, 27).
1953 Architect Enrico Sesti entrusts him with a new task: the decoration of the grand staircase and the hall of Cinema Arlecchino in Bergamo. Together with Domenico Rossi he works at the project. He spends some time in London with Elia Aiolfi and Sandro Pinetti. He starts painting the series of Cascine bergamasche. He makes the sceneries for the Trovatore by G.Verdi for the Teatro delle Novità at Donizetti the Theatre of Bergamo and for Il Sistema della Dolcezza by Vieri Tosatti for the Opera Theatre of Rome.
1954 He wins the contest for the decoration of a wall in the Sala Maggiore del Palazzo dei Contratti e delle Manifestazioni of the Camera di Commercio (Borsa Merci) in Bergamo on the following subject: Labour in Bergamo over the centuries. The work of art is a mosaic made in collaboration with Domenico Rossi. With Domenico Rossi he makes, in the same building, the plastic decoration in the Galleria degli Stemmi. With Rossi again, he makes the plastic decoration on the ceiling of the Galleria Cividini for the block of flats Porta Nuova in Bergamo (architects Galmozzi-Boschetti).
1955 At the VII Rome Quadrennial Exhibition, he exhibits the painting Pecore.
He makes the scenery for Giuseppe Verdi's Otello at the Teatro delle Novità at Donizetti Theatre in Bergamo.
1956 He is among the founding members of “Gruppo Bergamo” (1956-1959), joined by Cornali, Lazzarini, Raffaello Locatelli, Longaretti, Bepo Milesi, Rinaldo Pigola, Tilde Poli, Luigi Scarpanti, Alberto Vitali. The group, whose headquarters are in via XX Settembre, intends to arrange exhibitions and cultural activities with the purpose of promoting the production of Bergamo's artists. It also aims at encouraging exchanges and relationships with artists from other towns (over the years, among the exhibitors, we can mention: Bruno Cassinari, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Ennio Morlotti, Emilio Scanavino).
1957 Opening exhibition of Gruppo Bergamo, that, in the same year, exhibits also at the Centro San Fedele in Milan.
1958 He exhibits at the X National Prize “Golfo della Spezia”. The so-called Impronte and Ombre period dates to this year.
1959 Second exhibition of Gruppo Bergamo. He participates in the XXI Art Biennial at Palazzo della Permanente in Milan with his work of art Composizione.
1961 Solo exhibition at the Galleria La Bussola in Torino, introduced by Dino Formaggio. The so-called Composizioni (Lagune) period dates to this year.
1962 Solo exhibition at the Galleria Lorenzelli in Bergamo introduced by Dino Formaggio. He makes the altar-piece with Il Crocefisso and Pio X for the new Parish of Celadina in Bergamo.
1963 He wins the contest for the wall decoration of the entrance hall of the sporting centre Italcementi of Bergamo (Piscine Italcementi). He is given the chair of Figurative Arts at Liceo Artistico Statale of Bergamo. He will hold that position until 1979. He spends some time in London. He starts his experimentations with the camera.
1965-1967 He starts the series of Cariatidi and Figure. He makes the monumental walnut altar-piece which is carved for the hypogean church of Seminario Vescovile in Bergamo.
1968-71 Several stays in southern Italy (Basilicata, Puglia, Campania). The series of paintings called Metamorfosi starts.
1971-75 Journeys to Toscana, in the Volterranean land . He paints the Crete series and inaugurates the Variazioni antropomorfe series.
1981-84 He is appointed Coordinatore generale and he is in charge of supervising the Didactics of the Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti in Bergamo.
Stays in Sardegna. The series named Insediamenti starts.
1986-89 After a stay in Naples and Ischia he inaugurates the series of paintings entitled Storie napoletane.
1992 After 30 years of intentional absence from exhibitions, he consents to participate in the exhibition Profili. Aspetti della pittura a Bergamo 1945-60 at the Art Gallery La Diade in Bergamo.
1996 With the painting Ombre (1959) he takes part in the historical exhibition Maestri e artisti. 200 anni dell’Accademia Carrara, organised at the former church of Sant’Agostino in Bergamo.
1997 Anthological solo exhibition at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Bergamo (GAMeC) supervised by Enrico De Pascale and Vittorio Fagone.
2001 Some of his paintings are exhibited at the historical exhibition Arte in Bergamo
1945-1959 held at the Palazzo della Ragione by the Assessorato alla Cultura and the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Bergamo.
2002 Some of his paintings are exhibited at the historical exhibition Arte in Bergamo 1960-1969 held at the Palazzo della Ragione by the Assessorato alla Cultura and the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Bergamo.
2004 He is awarded the Premio Ulisse per la cultura e l’arte by the Provincia of Bergamo.
2009 He dies at the age of 95 years in Bergamo. Some of his paintings are exhibited at the collective exhibition Giuria. La Giuria del Premio Comune di Gorlago in
mostra, Sala Civica Comunale, Gorlago (BG).
2010 One of his works of art is shown at the exhibition Invito a Palazzo. IX edition.
Opere dalla collezione di arte contemporanea della Banca Popolare
di Bergamo, under the supervision of Enrico De Pascale, Cloister of Santa Marta, in Bergamo.
2013 Two exhibitions celebrate the centenary of his birth. Erminio
Maffioletti. De Rerum Natura, under the supervision of Enrico De Pascale, Sala
“Virgilio Carbonari”, Municipality of Seriate (Bergamo); Erminio Maffioletti.
Metamorfosi, under the supervision of Angelo Piazzoli and Anna Maria Spreafico, Head Offices of Credito Bergamasco in Bergamo.