Canzanella was born in 1948 in Italy. His pictures use the warm, dazzling colors typical of the Mediterranean landscape and bring to mind the eighteenth century Neapolitan paintings. His work can be found in the best galleries in Italy and around the world.
Malva is a legendary name and an important personality in the American art scene. A deeply religious man and a painter from Syria, the country of light and color, he represents an attempt to create a “Gesamtkunstwerk,” the integration of intellectual, philosophical, aesthetic and social values in a sensual art form. Born as the first child of a poor shepherd’s family in Tel Naif, a small village of mud cottages, Malva has had a hard life. His natural skills as a painter were not supported by his family. He left his family at age 17 and received much acclaim for his work under his assumed name. But, for political purposes, he was not able to work. He was drafted in the Syrian military as a graphic artist for seven years. He ended up with a wife and family in Beirut, where he escaped with false passports. His wife then left him (with his children) never to be heard from again. A second wife and family allowed him to restart his life in Austria, where he lives today. Through it all, Malva’s creativity seems endless. His naturalistic style gives way to a new expressionism and returns to the colors and lights of his homeland.
Romano was born in Naples in 1953. After studying art in the local Academy, he started his career with art restoration and the reproduction of ancient paintings. From here he evolved to an intense study of landscapes, immersing himself in light effects and the variation of colors, according to the change of seasons. Romano does not give an interpretation of the landscape, he reproduces it scrupulously. The natural light is a prerogative in the artist’s work, which he captures with warm and sunny tonalities, which together with the strength and speed of his brush strokes, give his paintings spontaneity and clarity. Romano is present in several art publications and has exhibited in some of the most important galleries in Italy, the rest of Europe and the United States.
Born in Lecco in 1958, Tino Rusconi has spent most of his life in Bergamo, Italy. His career started relatively late at age twenty when he began working with Gilberto Peruta in his studio. Since then, he has been totally dedicated to his artistic research. Rusconi especially enjoys the study of northern Italian villages and has developed his own unique style. His work is often highly detailed, but contemporary, and reveals his poetic soul. Rusconi had the good fortune to be noticed by Lombard art critics and has gained recognition throughout Europe.
Simonetti was born in Italy in 1929, into a well known family of accomplished artists. He began his studies at the School of Art and, as a young man, traveled extensively throughout Italy and France, where he painted from nature and learned from other artists at all the important art centers. His work is well known for brilliant execution of the fundamentals–exquisite drawing, composition and color. He is regularly exhibited in Venice, Milan, Paris and New York.