GINO BOCCASILE (1901-1952) was born in Bari Italy. He moved to Milan in 1925
at the age of 24 and worked at the Mauzan-Morzenti Agency as a student of
Achille Mauzan. He traveled to Paris and afterwoods to Argentina at the
insistence of Achille Mauzan, who continued to stay in Argentina for many
years to come. Boccasile returned to Milan where he worked at the firm of
Pitigrilli during the 1930’s, working both in posters and for fashion magazines.
He created many art, prints and posters during the 1930s for products and travel
destinations ie: Viareggio 1934, Torneo Tennistico-SanRemo, Federazion Italiana Nuoto
and Cafe Moretto and many more.
As the 1930’s came to an end, Mussolini replaced the King and went to war with the
Boccasile went to work for the fascists creating some of the most startling images
of propaganda ie: Londra, Germania e veramente suo Amico, Negro robia una statua
and many others which are highly sought after today. Many have no signature due to
the volatile nature of his propaganda .
During and after the war, most of Boccasiles art, prints and posters were
done in ‘offset’ typography.
After the war, Boccasile set up his own agency where he was quite prolific. Both he and his students were
very sought after ie: Musati, Ferramante, Busi, Mosca, doing works for anything from Night Club acts, to
travel and products ie: Lama Bolzano, Talco Paglieri, Castroreale Bagni, Yomo, Lauro Olivo,
Olio Raidino and too many more to mention. Gino Boccasile died in Milano at the age of only 51.
Of course,he was one of the most important Italian poster artist between 1930 and 1952.
“Olio Radino”. Circa 1950.
55.5″ x 39.5″
Gino Boccasille. Fiorin, Milano
An original vintage Italian poster for olive oil.
In excellent condition. Linen-backed.
Available at Meyer Fine Art Gallery, Little Italy San Diego, CA