GRAVINA Biography

Antonio Gravina was born in Naples in 1934 and studied at the Art Institute in that city.  He started painting when only fifteen years old, but since then he has continually sought the best with remarkable results: the setting and the chromatic range make his work a valuable item to connoisseurs the world over.  Gravina’s great fantasy cannot be denied given the great variety of his subjects, to which he gives a very special immediacy.  Who wouldn’t be drawn to admire his seascapes?  Quiet bays bathed in sunlight, the fisherman carefully mending their nets, the transparent emerald sea reflecting the clear sky; or his paintings of stormy seas, portrayed with vivid, essential, sharp stokes, those heavy, gray clouds warning of an imminent storm.  Unforgettable too are his restful springtime parks and his characteristically colorful Parisian bistro customers, discussing the day’s events together.  His sunny cottage scenes cannot be overlooked with their warm, soft colors, reminders of the quiet, detached life of country folk.

Gravina's paintings bring to mind the masterpieces by the great eighteenth century artists.  He is a great painter, a true and serious professional who has dedicated himself to painting.  Painting to him is life and love, and this complete dedication is rewarded by the huge response from both the critics and the public.

Gravina has taken part in many national and international exhibitions.He also took part in many art competitions with great success, such as the Botteghina d'Arte a Cenacolo a Guidone where he won the gold medal.  We find his works in many Italian and foreign collections.