“As a child I had an innate facility for painting“
Courtesy of the artist.
I was born in Campo Calabro (RC) July 2, 1940. In 1952, my family moved to Piedmont, on the outskirts of Torino. As a child I had an innate facility for painting. I have always drawn in a variety of media including china marker, tempera and watercolor. At first oil was inaccessible, the materials were too expensive. I had to make sacrifices and never dared to ask any money for the my work. One day, July 2, 1961, on my birthday my brother gave me 10,000 lire. I immediately went to Torino and bought a box of paint for 7,200 pounds. Finally I could paint with oils! After my studies I became dedicated to oil painting.
*** This article was published by NY Arts Magazine, 2011. NY Arts Magazine is published by Abraham Lubelski. Sponsored by Broadway Gallery, NYC and World Art Media.