PINO - Italian artist, Pino Daeni's
art and canvases elicit feelings of warmth, nostalgia, love and
family. His paintings are often set on vibrantly sunny beaches,
typically in the Mediterranean where he grew up. Pino (born Giuseppe
Dangelico) is noted for his exceptional ability to capture the
movements and expressions of his subjects - a talent which has
brought his artwork a worldwide following and private commissions
to do portraits.
Pino's alter ego, a young boy
surrounded by beautiful women, (his sisters, aunts and cousins),
is found in various states of emotion ranging from adoration
to isolation. Many of Pinos characters are frequently depicted
inhabiting sensuous boudoirs or dressing rooms, in anticipation
of their husband or lovers.
Trained in Italy at the Art institute
of Bari, and later at Milans Academy of Brera, Pino perfected
his skills painting nudes and figure studies heavily influenced
by the Pre-Raphaelites and Macchiaioli.
After establishing himself as
a successful artist in his native land, Pino immigrated to the
United States, seeking more artistic freedom and opportunity.
He was soon discovered by the distinguished Borghi Gallery, which
gave several exhibitions for him in New York and Boston.
Pino's early paintings featured
soft romantic characters mostly women dressed in flowing skirts
and dresses; and these caught the attention of both Dell and
Zebra Book Publishers. In 1980 Zebra commissioned him to do his
first book cover; his popularity grew within the literary community
and he became the artist-in-demand for Zebra, Bantam, Simon,
and Schuster, Harlequin, Penquin USA and Dell. To date, Pino
has illustrated 3,000 books; his style has dominated the market.
Pinos technique, his warm
and exciting colors and the subtle, but simple approach to his
subject, are the reasons why his original paintings, his hand-embellished
limited edition serigraphs, and his giclées are sought-after
by collectors throughout the art world.
We invite you to enjoy Pino's
yearly collections as well as his original works. We are constantly
adding more of Pino's artworks - check back often. Pino will