One of our favorite artists, Pino Daeni (1939-2010) was born in Bari, Italy. Trained at The Art Institute of Bari and later at Milan’s Academy of Brea, he perfected his skills painting nudes and figures and was heavily influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and Macchiaioli. Pino’s early paintings, featuring soft and romantic characters, caught the attention of major book publishers. Over the ensuing decades Pino illustrated the covers of over 3,000 books, with his unique style dominating the market. Pino’s exceptional ability to capture the movements, expressions and deep contemplation of his subjects has brought his artwork a worldwide following and many commissions for private portraits. Some of his works are available in our Art Gallery and we offer them here today.