Luigi Casalino

Luigi Casalino


Italian graphic artist, illustrator, and designer. Born on May 8th,1941 in Novara, Italy. He works in techniques such as chalcography, xylography, and etching. These techniques are very suiteable for the expressive field of exlibris and the small scale graphics. He prefers working in etching and especially in one called maniera nera. Funny and curious situations, animals treated symbolically are usual subjects of his exlibrises. He admires work of Bosch, Breugel, and Bocklin and is deeply interested in Byzantine, Russian art ( Icon ) and Art Nouveau. In 1996 he created 80 illustrations to Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio. His workscan be found in many collections, museums, and libraries in Italy and abroad.


Agnus Dei

Homage to Wojciech Kilar "Missa Pro Pace"

2006, etching, 8" x 7,5"


Homage to Wojciech Kilar "Missa Pro Pace"

2006,handcolored etching, 5" x 11"

Salvatore "ACHEROPITA"

2005, etching, mezzotint, aquatint in maniera nera, 9,5" x 12", Ed. of 50



2007, etching, mezzotint, aquatint, 7" x 11", Ed. of 30

Sponsa de Libano

"Cantico dei Cantici"

Dr Remo Palmirani Ex Libris

2006, etching, 7" x 9,5"

Archangel Uriel

2006, etching, 11" x 16"


Ex Libris Claudio Stacchi

Fortior Ex Adversis Resurgo

2006, etching, 7" x 9", Ed. of X

Dr Remo Palmirani

Ex Libris Eroticis

2003, etching, 6,5" x 8"

Ex Libris Dr Francesco Donnarumma

2006, etching, 7" x 9", Ed. of X


The Knight, the Death, and the Devil (Omaggio a Jan Kazimierz Kapera)

"Vince Te Ipsum"

2005,hand-colored etching,

9,5" x 12"

Death of the Death

"The Last Embrance"

2006, etching, 7" x 13,5",

Ed. of 30


2007, etching, mezzotint, aquatint, 6" x 8"

Ed. of 30













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