Gianni Strino was born in 1953 in Naples, Italy where he currently
resides. Strino studied fine art at the acclaimed Naples Art Institute
winning the medal for the best graduate artist in 1970.After completing
his studies at the Neapolitan Artistic Lyceum, he enrolled at the Faculty
of Architecture. He taught art and art history in various state schools
until the demand for his work allowed him to become a full time artist.
Strino knows how to treat his light and shade with an absolutely sure
technique. His works today express the unique maturity of his talents.
Though he is constantly seeking new expressions in art, Strino's art
always sticks to the fundamentals of painting: exquisite drawing,
composition and color.
His obsession with form and tonal values give his work an old master
rather than contemporary appearance. Expert handling of light and
shade, as well as clear understanding of anatomy and composition, result
in fine portraits that are compared to the company of his major influence,
artist Agnolo Bronzino.
His paintings are small as is his output; they are masterpieces for the