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Artist Dino Cavallari

Dino Cavallari

Dino Cavallari, born in Bondeno Italy, is a long time resident of France. He began his vocation as a painter at age 12. Following his incarceration for resistance activities during World War II, he studied sculpture at the Institut d’Art Beato Angelicao of Rome. Arriving in France in 1949, he enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts but his health as a result of his incarceration prevented him from continuing as a sculptor and he turned his attention entirely to painting.

His paintings can be found in private collections and museums in France and abroad. In addition, he has illustrated works of literature by Sacha Guitry, Jean Cocteau, Paul Vaillant, Jean Larteguy, Cervantes, as well as editions of the Bible, both Old and New Testament, The Life of Muhammed, and Herbert Mason’s retelling of Gilgamesh and his The Death of al-Hallaj.