Anthony D'Avino was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 7th, 1947. He attended the State University at New Paltz and received a B.S. and his Masters degree in Fine-Art (1969).
His career turned towards education, where he became the Head of the Art Department in Commack's Burr Jr. H.S. (1972). D'Avino's extraordinary talents were recognized early on by his superiors, co-workers and students. His name appears in the publication of "Outstanding Teachers of America" and has received a number of awards for "Teacher of the Year". Not only has D'Avino inspired thousands of students to see the beauty of art all around us, he has continually exhibited his work, entered competitions and completed many commissioned projects. Mr. D'Avino recently retired as the Chairman of The Commack High School Art Department.
His current series of works is based on Mr. D'Avinos' antique toy collection. As a child of the fifties and sixties, D'Avinos' super realistic paintings capture the charm and nostalgia of the golden age of toys. The "color design" aspect of the toys, provides and endless array of compositional possibilities ,which brings an abstract expressionist aspect into a super realistic painting, along with the charm of the period.
Anthony D'Avinos' work can be viewed at: RVS Fine Art, Jobs lane, Southampton, L.I., The Masterpiece Gallery, in Massapequa L.I., and Whoa Nellie retro vintage shop, in Jamesport L.I. Mr. D'Avinos' artwork was also featured on Laura Savinis' "Ticket" T.V. show, on L.I. channel 21, in conjunction with the New York Philharmonics', symphony on the bay concert. Other venues have included: The Parrish Museum, The Fire Island Lighthouse, art show, The Long Island Museum, Stonybrook, Adelphi university,The Art League of L.I., Nassau Community colleges Fire house gallery,and the national competition for "Artists" Magazine. and the personal collection of Mr. Bob Hope.
In his Leisure time Mr. D'Avino is an avid surfer, and accomplished musician, and a fifth degree black belt , in Shorin ji ryu kenyukai Karatedo. He is truly the modern Renaissance man.