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 masterpieces 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.
© Rollie LaMarche – Picture This! Framing and Gallery
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