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 trained at the Art Institute of Bari and later at Milan's Academy of Brera. There, he perfected his skills painting nudes and figure studies heavily influenced by Pre-Raphaelites and Macchiaioli. After establishing himself as a successful artist in his native land, Pino immigrated to the United States where he felt he would have more artistic freedom and opportunity.
Pino's early paintings featured soft, romantic characters, mostly women dressed in flowing skirts and dresses. These works caught the attention of prominent book publishers. During most of the next two decades, Pino's career was marked by literally hundreds of book covers for prominent authors. Using a then unknown model named Fabio, Pino struck a chord that is still resounding today.
Pino's 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.