In 1938 the young Emilio Scanavino enrolled to the Art School Nicolò Barabino of Genoa where he met his teacher Mario Calonghi, who had a great influence on Scanavino’s first formation. In 1942 he had his first exhibition at the Salone Romano of Genoa. In the same year he enrolled at the Faculty of Architecture at Milan University. his experience results invaluable on his stylistic grown.[clarification needed] He especially assimilated Cubism echoes which he rendered into a personal interpretation since 1948 when he exhibited at the Gallery Isola of Genoa.
Featured image: Emilio Scanavino – Tramatura con cerchio, detail – image courtesy of Sotheby’s