Biagio (Gino) Civale, who was born in Italy in 1935, studied mixed media artistry in Europe is a prolific artist in Yonkers

For many years Biagio (Gino) Civale has been working out of his Lee Avenue home studio in Yonkers.

He has created more than 9,000 pieces that museums, galleries, private collections and public buildings such as Yonkers City Hall and the Bernice Spreckman Community Center on Midland Avenue.

Gino's works have been in exhibitions around the world, from China and Thailand to Germany and Denmark.

At age 19, without specific artistic preparation, Biagio Gino Civale was selected to exhibit in an Art Gallery, at Piazza Esedra in Rome, Italy.

Simultaneously his first collection of poems was published in Italy ( Glarus 1954).

The following year Gino was selected as an Italian representative to be included in the two main juried French national art events, l’Ecole Francaise and l’Art Libre (1955), in Paris, France.

At age 20, Gino's first major solo exhibition was held at the prestigious Galerie Chardin, at Rue de Seine, in Paris, France; my work was noted by two important art critics of the time (Roland Charmet for ARTS and Irenee Mauget for Maison des Intellectuels.

From 1956 to 1976 Gino was a member of the Italian Association of Engravers (Printmakers), IDIT, under the direction of Luigi Servolini and the patronage of Marc Chagall. As an engraver my prints were exhibited in various European cities.

At age 39, the Australian Center in Rome, Italy selected a few of his woodcuts for the exhibition” The Modern Italian EX LIBRIS “. The publication of Printmakers of Italy included me among the top one hundred artists.

At age 40, five hundred of Gino's artworks were displayed and filled an entire church. All proceeds were donated to the religious administration of the site in Scarperia (FI).

At age 41, Gino showed in Geneva, Switzerland and became a permanent “stable artist” in a dozen art galleries, from Italy to France and to New Zealand. I also obtained a major one-man show at the International Art Gallery of Via Tornabuoni, in Florence.

At age 46 he was honored with a major solo exhibition at IL PUNTO art gallery along the Arno river, in Florence; which was curated by the celebrated architect Franco Gurrieri.

At age 55, Gino was honored with a major retrospective show at Palazzo Ranghiasci, in Gubbio, Italy and a related book publication (1950-1990).

At age 56, his works were exhibited in various towns in Japan, Tokyo, Chiba, Okinawa as well as in Taiwan and Thailand.

At his exhibition in Hangzhou, China Gino was the first American to sell western art to the Chinese public in that city, according to the local newspapers.

From 1987 to 1993 Gino operated, and curated for, the West Room Gallery in Yonkers, New York, organizing 50 international group exhibitions, with artists from the whole world.

In the late nineties and until 2007 Gino became one of the ten best sellers in the Paintings DIRECT website; selling an average of one piece every month.

At age 68, the Molloy College, of Rockville Centre, New York, dedicated a major solo exhibition to Biagio Gino Civale large artworks (ten plus feet wide).

From 2009 to 2014, he co-curated the Yonkers Artists Annual Juried Exhibition (for the Yonkers Arts).

During 2013/2014 Gino donated six hundred artworks to Montedomini, Florence, for their auctions to benefit less fortunate and unemployed women.

Over the years, Gino has created his artworks in various media, including wood carving, bronze casting, oil paintings etchings and lithographs.

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