Pietro Di Giovannantonio

Pietro Di Giovannantonio was born in Sant’Animo, Naples, Italy, on July 14, 1957. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples, where, thanks to professor Antonio Spinosa, he experimented with various Reinassance and contemporary painting techniques.

He was one of the founders of the International Vedic Art Academy which opened in Florence in 1980, in which he started to work as an illustrator of vedic books for the publishing house Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT), where he worked for about two decades.

At the same time he became interested in contemporary art, working as an independent artist for private clients and art galleries. Alongside the portraits, he spent time on wall paintings, emblematic feature of the Reinassance painting.

His most sincere ambition is to be able to revive Vedic culture, just like the representatives of Renaissance did with Christianity. His goal as an artist, indeed, is to transmit to the world, just like a mediator, the great Indian culture exposed in such writings as the Bhagavad Gita, the Mahabharata and the Purana, so that people can know more about the teachings of these works.