Born in Italy on 28 March 1951, Canadian artist Antonio Caruso studied at the Brera Fine Arts Academy of Milan and at the Carrara Fine Arts Academy of Bergamo.
From 1976 to 1987, he collaborated with Ghitta Hussar, director of the international arts magazine Valigia Diplomatica, in which many of his works have been published, and which allowed him to participate in international exhibitions of historic importance—exhibitions that proved to be a real testing ground for artists such as Pietro Annigoni, Giorgio De Chirico, Salvador Dali, Salvatore Fiume, Mignieco, Purificato, among others. In 1979, he achieved a remarkable success at the Palazzo Lazzarini in Pesaro, presenting his innovative technique called frescografia. From this point onwards, Caruso’s artistic activity has established itself on solid ground.
Antonio Caruso has been active in Canada since 1982. His artistic specialties are fresco, frescografia, and wood sculpture. He first exhibited his frescoes and frescografias at the Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre and Centre for Indian Art, obtaining a resounding success both with the public and critics. Moreover, he received high honours and recognition from the City of Thunder Bay. He is privileged to be the first artist to have brought to Canada the technique of fresco and frescografia. His works of art are now part of private collections, as well as collections in museums, cathedrals, and churches both in North America and in Europe.
This lover of beauty and superb master of the art of sculpture in wood has also produced notable sculptures in bronze and marble. He is one of the few contemporary artists who excels at expressing himself through a variety of painting, sculpting, and mosaic techniques. He incorporates Canadian subject matter, including nature, into his work, and has found Canada to be fertile ground for his artistic development and contributions.