Bruno Caruso | Original prints, lithographs, etchings and illustrated books
Bruno Caruso (Palermo, 8 August 1927 - Rome, 4 November 2018) was an Italian painter, draftsman, engraver, writer, known in Italy and abroad, from France to the United States.
His attention has always focused on the ethical and civil aspects of man, from the hottest topics of his native land (Sicily in fact) to the more global ones, such as war, mental hospitals, nature.
Interested in the world of publishing, journalism and photography, over the course of his life he has collaborated with several Italian newspapers to found intellectual magazines himself, such as "Sicily" of 1953. Famous from the Sixties his active participation in the magazine Time. From 1959 he resides in Rome, where he continues his activity with a creative force that seems inexhaustible. He has met and collaborated with renowned artists nationally and internationally, from Leonardo Sciascia to the photographer Brassaï, both of whom have become his dear friends. For Rai Scuola he has lectured on painting and etching addressed to those approaching for the first time to these arts and of which the audio-video on the Rai archive is available.
The exhibitions dedicated to his works continue. Among the latest "Federico II in Palermo" held in May 2012 in his hometown. Numerous awards have been received over the years in Italy and abroad. To cite a few examples, he received in 2001 the culture gold medal from the President of the Republic and the following year the Archimedes Award for the most illustrious Sicilians in the world. The University of Palermo awarded him an honorary degree in Literature and Philosophy in 1986 . Title that is added to the one he earned in Law in his youth.
It is not possible to frame the style of Bruno Caruso in a specific artistic movement who comments, "Can you see a label on me? No. I do not think I belong to a school, mine is a figurative painting that can not be placed in one of the of this time".