Pino's portraits allow glimpses into intensely personal, intimate spaces, conveying emotion through rich, warm color and sensual brushwork. "Mediterranean Breeze" (2005) is a limited edition giclee on canvas, numbered in verso 25 out of 500, and is hand signed by the late artist, Pino (1939-2010). This piece comes with a copy of the latest edition of the book "Pino: Timeless Visions" by Vicky Stavig. This luxurious coffee table book features a biography and 100 full-color plates of Pino's exquisitely rendered compositions. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Measures approx. 12" x 12" (image), 10" x 12" x 1" (book). Please Note: Shipping includes both artwork and book, even though book will be sent separately. Gallery List Price: $1,550.00
Born Guiseppe Dangelico in Bari, Italyon November 8, 1939, Pino Daeni began his studies at the city's Art Institute. He attended Milan's Academy of Brera in 1960 honing in on his talent for painting the human figure. During his two years at the academy, he was influenced by the the Pre-Raphaelites and Macchiaioli. His work was featured in numerous major exhibitions all over Italy and Europe from 1960 to 1979. Two of Italy’s largest publisher's, Mondadori and Rizzoli, commissioned him to do book illustrations. Despite his rising success and new opportunity, Pino felt restricted in Milan. Seeking complete artistic freedom brought him to the United States in 1979. He was sponsored by the Borghi Gallery, where he held many shows in New York and Massachusetts. Moving to the United States would turn out to be a great challenge. His sponsorship barely supported enough for him to feed his family, troubles which were only heightened due to his limited English skills, and his only method of transportation was a bicycle. After seeking employment from many people, in February of 1980, "Zebra Books Publishers" gave him a job doing a book cover. The success of his illustrations was so great that he was able to network with many prominent publishers of romance novels. His popularity blossomed within the literary community. Pino dedicated 13 years to illustrating book covers, but never lost his desire to return to fine art. His passion to create pieces that break free from outside restrictions fueled his passion to dedicate himself to fine art again, which he continued to do until he passed away in 2010.
- Item #: P0008
- Condition: New