Achille Perilli was born in Rome on 28 January 1927. After classical high school he enrolled in the Faculty of Letters and in 1947 participated in the drafting of the Forma 1 manifesto together with Accardi, Attardi, Consagra, Dorazio, Guerrini, Sanfilippo and Turcato. In October of the same year he exhibited at the first exhibition of the Forma 1 group at the Art Club Gallery in Rome.
In 1957 Perilli had a solo exhibition at the Galleria La Tartaruga and in 1962 he was at the Venice Biennale with a personal room. In the early Seventies he exhibited with great success in Italy and abroad at the Marlborough Gallery in Rome, at the Jacques Baruch Gallery in Chicago, at the Galerie Espace in Amsterdam and at the Frankfurter Westend Galerie in Frankfurt. Participates in the International Biennial Exhibition of Prints in Tokyo dedicated to graphic works. In 1984 he had a very important retrospective at the Paris Center in Paris entitled “Achille Perilli. The geometric irrational” which consolidated his international success.
In the 2000s, Perilli’s production as well as his presence in important collective and personal exhibitions. His works are present in the collections of the National Gallery in Rome, at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, at the Frankfurter Westend Galerie in Frankfurt, at the GAM in Turin, MAMAC in Liège, Triennale in Milan, Musèe des Beaux Art, Mons and numerous other Italian and international museums . He will pass away in Orvieto in 2021.