Pino Dangelico, born Giuseppe Dangelico, In Italy, on November 8, 1939, is now the subject of a 165 page, full color art book about his life and paintings. Trained at the Art institute of Bari, and later at Milan’s Academy of Brera, Pino perfected his skills painting nudes and figure studies heavily influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and Macchiaioli.

After establishing himself as a successful artist in his native land, Pino decided to immigrate to the United States, where he felt he would have more artistic freedom and opportunity. He was soon discovered by the distinguished Borghi Gallery, which gave several prestigious exhibitions for him in New York and Boston.

His 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 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.  In his career  Pino  illustrated 3,000 books; his style has dominated and influenced the market.

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