Pino, born Guiseppe D'angelico in Bari, Italy on November 8, 1939, became one of the foremost book cover illustrators (over 1600) in the United States before establishing a reputation as a fine-art figure and landscape painter.
In 1960 he entered Milan's Academy of Brera where he perfected his talent for painting nudes. In the two years he studied at the Academy, he came under the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites and Macchiaioli.
Born on the cusp of a defining world war in Europe, Pino's childhood visual memories are those of women left behind to keep the home fires burning. His mother, aunts, grandmothers, and cousins became a universe of attractive Italian women in aprons, maintaining domestic tranquillity in very uncertain times. These figures would later infuse Pino’s romantic canvases.
Having worked for a number of years in book illustration, Pino began showing his beautiful canvases to galleries. His energetic images with their fresh figural concepts and brilliant brushwork were an immediate success among collectors and Pino began to distil over forty years of training and experience into each new painting.
Reproduced using giclee on canvas, Pino’s Limited Edition prints capture the texture, energy and vibrancy of his stunning originals.