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1939 - 2010
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It is with deep sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Pino Dangelico.
Pino, born in the South of Italy, grew up during World War II, in the care of the remaining matriarchal society.
The memories of these formative years would be the sustenance of his life’s work as a fine art painter. These masterful
paintings, evocative of his deep respect and appreciation for women, have been collected by fans and peers, alike. Our
favorite story took place at the Prix de West Art Show and Sale. A draw was held, for the privilege of buying the Pino original.
It was the great Howard Terpning who, against all rules, stacked the ballot box in order to secure the coveted Pino painting.
It was a turning point for the figurative painter. Up until 2008, Pino accepted portrait commissions for the
individual and for entire families, saying he enjoyed the challenge of capturing a person’s true essence. These masterpiece
s remain, as testimonies to the very intimate relationship between artist and subject. The world is richer for his great
contribution, and Pino will be missed by all.
Pino was born in Bari on November 8, 1939, he began his studies at the city’s Art Institute. In 1960 he entered
Milan’s Academy of Brera where he perfected his talent and skill for painting nudes. In the two years he studied at the
Academy, he came under the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites and Macchiaioli. Pino also experimented with Expressionism
of the late sixties during his stay in Milan. From 1960 to 1979 his work appeared in several major exhibitions throughout Italy
and Europe. At the same time, he was commissioned by Italy’s two largest publishers. Mondadori and Rizzoli, for book
illustrations. However, Pino felt restricted in Milan. He wanted more artistic freedom which he believed existed in the United States.
In 1979, he emigrated to the United States under the sponsorship of Borghi Gallery where he held several shows in New York
and Massachusetts. In 1980, after knocking on many doors, Zebra Books Publishers commissioned him to do his first book cover.
His interpretation was new, fresh and sensual, an illustration so successful that he gained entry into creative relationships
with many leading publishers of Romance novels. 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 and influenced the market.
Although Pino devoted thirteen years to illustrating book covers, he never abandoned his desire to return to fine art.
In the United States be became fascinated with the works of Soralla, Sargent, Benson and William Merrit Chase. In 1992
he contacted one of the major galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona, the May Gallery, and sent five paintings which were well
received. Since then his paintings have appeared in Morris and Whiteside Gallery in Hilton Head and Stuart Johnson’s Settlers
West Gallery in Tucson. Pino has been invited to make several appearances on major TV networks and has been interviewed
in national and international journals.
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AVAILABLE BOOKS BY PINO DAENI
1. CONTEMPORARY REALISM $120 -------- 2. "TIMELESS VISIONS " $120 --------- 3. "TIMELESS VISIONS WITH FREDERIQUE GICLEE PRINT $375
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