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paisio

franco paisio

Born at Piazza Napoli 32, in Milan Italy at 3.45 a.m. on Thursday November 12th 1936, first of four children of Aldo Paisio and Giuseppina Starace.

Studied painting and sculpture privately in Milan and at the Piero Vannucci Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia, Italy. In Australia, studied painting at the Bissietta Art School and ceramics at the East Sydney Technical College.

His first book of poems, published in Italy, was awarded a National Prize for poetry in 1961. He has contributed many poems to established literary publications and anthologies, both in Australia and overseas. He has given numerous poetry readings and from 1975 to 1985 he was a contributing editor of “Aspect” the Sydney based art and literature magazine.

In 1994 he was invited to visit Scandinavia by the Italian Institute of Culture for a series of lectures, and held exhibitions under the Australian Embassy “protectorate” in Denmark and under the Italian Embassy “auspices” in Stockholm.