Emilio Valerio D’Ospina was born in 1980 in Taranto, Italy. After earning an artistic diploma from Liceo Artistico Statale “Lisippo” in Taranto, Valerio relocated to Florence, Italy and later Paris, France to continue his studies and absorb the work of the Old Masters. Upon returning to Florence, he continued to develop his artwork and completed his degree in Painting. In 2006, he enrolled in COBASLID, a two-year program to become certified as a professor of art, at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. Before even completing the program, Valerio was offered a position to teach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Therefore, upon completing the COBASLID program, he traveled to the United States and began teaching. However, after teaching for some time, Valerio began to focus solely on his painting career.
His energetic, unique style of painting cityscapes and industrial scenes has earned him numerous awards and accolades, and he has been ranked by several art publications as one of the most contemporary painters of his genre in America.
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