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Pino Daeni (1939-2010)

Italian painter🎨 Pino Daeni (born Giuseppe Dangelico Daeni) was a true master artist.
Pino has illustrated 3,000 books; his style has dominated the market.
His paintings are often set on vibrantly sunny beaches on the Mediterranean where he grew up.
His gorgeous figure paintings captured beauty and light in a unique way.
His paintings celebrated the strength, charm and beauty of women, the innocence of children and the love between mothers and their children.

Pino 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 Pino's 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 Milan's Academy of Brera, Pino perfected his skills painting 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.

Il pittore italiano Pino Daeni (nato Giuseppe Dangelico) è stato un vero maestro.
Pino ha illustrato 3000 libri; il suo stile ha dominato il mercato. I suoi dipinti sono spesso ambientati su vivaci spiagge assolate del Mediterraneo dove è cresciuto.
Le sue splendide figure dipinte catturarono bellezza e luce in un modo unico. I suoi dipinti celebravano la forza, il fascino e la bellezza delle donne, l'innocenza dei bambini e l'amore tra le madri ed i loro figli.