Paulo Dalponte / Italy

Paolo Dalponte was born on 15th April 1958 in Poia di Lomaso, Italy. He graduated at the National Institute of Applied Arts “A. Vittoria” of Trento. Since the half of 70s he has been focused  to oil painting on canvas and about ten years later also to the graphic arts. Paolo Dalponte is a member of the “Studio d´Arte Andromeda” of Trento since 1989. He is very successful in cartoon art and won numerous awards worldwide (Belgrade / Serbia, Antalya / Turkey, Kaliningrad / Russia, Marostica, Bordighera, Torino, Venezia, Padova, Fano, Gallarate, Siena / Italy, Presov / Slovakia, Tehran / Iran, Beijing / China, Kiev, Odessa / Ukraine, Baia / Hungary, Kaliningrad, Surgut / Russia and many others). In 1992 he created the game “Trentatretrentini” for Edizioni Arca of Trento. In 1998 he issued the book “Disegni di segni”, which has been awarded the prestigious “Palma d’Oro” of Bordighera. From 1998 to 2008 Paolo Dalponte collaborated with “Smemoranda”. In 2005 he designed the calendar for the “Istituto Trentino delle Assicurazioni ITAS”. In 2006 was responsible for the Image communication of the SAT County Congress SAT. He also collaborated with Edizioni Rendena, Akena, Edizioni Curcu e Genovese, Plusco. He taught techniques of pencil drawing and oil on canvas at several evening classes. Paolo Dalponte presented his creative work at numerous solo exhibitions: Trento, Alba, Bologna, Novellara, Caldaro, Cremona, Cuneo, Ancona, Marostica, Treviso, Milan / Italy, Tehran / Iran, Novy Jicin / Czech Republic, Innsbruck / Austria, Luxembourg, Istanbul / Turkey, Lanton, Bribaudon / France, Gent / Belgium, etc. In his cartoons he prefers the black and white technique. The pencil is his most suited tool to describe subjects in sharp details. Paolo Dalponte is living and working in Poia, Italy.

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