Mario Russo was born in Naples in 1925.
In 1948 he took a diploma at the Art Institute of Naples.
1948-1949: he taught architectonic drawing in Anagni
1950: he moved to Rome where he still lives.
1950: he began taking part in art exhibitions in Italy and abroad
1953: he stayed in Paris; it is his first contact with another country
1960: he stayed in London where he held two personal exhibitions
1964: he carried out in Milan four panels of 5.185x2.340 meters in steel for T/N "Raffaello". Compositions inspired by Raphael's cartoons
1965: he travelled in Spain and carried out a series of cartoons for the "corrida" (bullfight)
1965: he stayed in Monaco di Baviera and held a personal exhibition
1967: he carried out a panel of five paintings of different measurements in black and white in tempera made up of five compositions from the subject "dead nature and allegories"
1968: he stayed in New York for personal exhibitions at the Rizzoli Gallery and accepted the invitation to show his work at the Royalton College, Vermont
1970: he stayed in Sardinia where he carried out, in a series of paintings a portrait of the island representing "man and nature"
1973-1974: he travelled all over Italy following theatrical companies and getting ideas fora "portrait of a woman"
1977: he was in Canada getting new ideas on the relationship between man and machine
1977-1978: he carried out forty portraits of important people who had distinguished themselves in politics, culture and art over the last century
1978: he held an exhibition in Germany at Refrat (Colonia)
1979: again in Canada fora personal exhibition invited by the ltalian Institute of Culture of Toronto and accepted the invitation to show his work at the Sudbury University
1981: Russo's meeting with the "Warriors oflRiace" in Florence: he carried out a series of paintings on these two hellenic sculptures. The mistery and charm of these works are for Russo reasons to increase his figurative language
1982: he carried out a series of works to show in Canada concerning canadian football
1983: he was invited by the Royal Spanish College of Bologna for a retrospective show
1983: "L'Unitas", an association for christian unity ìnvited the painter to carry out a work that was given to the Pope: it represented the jubilee year 1983-1984. Prints reproducing this picture are diffused all over tbe world
1984: he carried out some pictures on chinese andjapanese theatre
1985: he dedicated himself to the studying and carrying out of mportant works inspired by the cinema world and "Fellini" characters
1986: he carried out a series of drawings studying the greek and roman sculpture of the Naples Museum
1987: he was in Washington for the exhibition dedicated to Fellini
1988: he was at Antwerpen fora personal exhìbition of some works dedicated to belgian artists
1988: the exhibition dedicated to Fellini has a second showing at Palm Beach, Florida
1989: he carried out at Porto Cervo a series of paìntings intitled "the sardinian sea"
1990: he carried out a composition of five panels l.50xl.00 meters on the subject "Athena's group among actors"
1991: he continued to deepen his research on modem portrait and held a personal exhibition in Rome on "ldeas for three portraits"
1991: he carried out some paintings about the Gulp war and the tragedy of the Kurds
1991: he is studying the composition made up of a group of figures in a garden. It is an idea that wants to be a positive sign of the evolution of his creative language.
THEY ARE INTERESTED IN MARIO RUSSO'S WORKS
Elio Filippo Accrocca, Carlo Albertini, Mario Albertazzi, Giovanni Altieri, Manlio Alzetta, Siro Angeli, Ferdinando Maria Anselmetti, Nietta Aprà, Vito Apuleo, Jolena Baldini, Elio Balestrieri, Lidiano Balocchi, Carlo Barbieri, Fortunato Bellonzi, Carmine Benincasa, Marziano Bemardi, Renzo Bertoni, Ludovico Besozzi, Albeno Bevilacqua, Paolo Boccacci, Toni Bonavita, Maria Boninsegna, Giorgio Borio, Arturo Bovi, Galeo Barnd, Patrizia Bracci, Luigi Bracelli, Gastone Breddo, Enrico Brenna, Aldo Brigaglia, Arnaldo Romano Brizzi, fohn L. Brown, Enrico Buda, Luciano Budigna, Palma Bucarelli, N.C., Michele Calabrese, Mario Calosso, Arabella Càpodieci, Mario Caprara, Antonio Caputo. J.C., Gianni Carandente, Velio Carraroni, Antonio Donat Cattin, Lino Cavallari, Giorgio Cavallo, Franco Ceriotti,