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Elio Nava

Elio Nava was born in Milan on September 15, 1954. In the 1970s, he attended the evening classes of the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and began his creative career in Milan in the early 1980s. In 1990 he was selected by the National Museum of Naive Arts in Lucara and three of his paintings are permanently exhibited. In 1997 he received the title of “Master of Naive Art”, ranking first in of the annual review of the museum. In 1996 the book “Spinachia’s Hands” was published, a picturesque journey in which the artist concentrates his research on the world of masks and on northern European and Italian carnivals. In August 2010 the second part “Belfelicello Butterfly” was published, in which the artist the fantastic journey continues: from street parties, to gala dinners in Venetian palaces, from fantastic balloon flights to market scenes.  Elio participates in numerous group and individual exhibitions.