Oil/Board, 105 x 90 cm, on reverse dated on old artist's lable 1967 and titled in italian Ricordo del rinoceronte scomparso. - Provenance: Coll. E. Gargioni, Torino. - Italian painter. The artist comes was born into a swiss artist family and has been working as a painter since the 1960s. First, he joined the "Surfanta", a neo-surrealistic group of artists around the painter Lorenzo Alessandri. Later he finds his own interpretation of fantastic surrealism. Hispseudonym Abacuc shows that the focus of his art can be found in the world of biblical stories and myths. A. lives and works since 1985 in Mendrisio.