Nina Dell’Orto was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 27, in a family which was famous for fine Italian foods since 1893, she began painting at a early age which developed into serious art.
1978 PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
B.F.A., Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Art History
1977/Summer THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ART, Montparnasse, Paris, France
Nine weeks / concentration in painting, drawing, and French
architecture from the 14th century to the present.
1973 / 1975 PRATT INSTITUTE, Brooklyn, New York
painting, drawing, art history
1975 / Winter PRE-COLOMBIAN ART HISTORY, Mexico
Traveled through Upper and Central regions of Mexico to
research various major archeological sites. Studying the different
tribes of each region and their corresponding similarities and
Traveled from Lower to Upper Egypt with intense study of
the architectural and artistic development throughout the
chronological periods of the Pharonic Dynasties.
Returned to the Nile to further probe the art of the Egyptians
From their mysterious religious ways and how they
express it through their daily life through all art forms.
1987/ October ITALY
Traveled throughout Central Italy to see Etruscan sites and tombs
Exploring the ancient peoples cultural habitation.
1990/April FOUR CORNERS, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado
Researched Anastasi Indian dwelling places.
Studied Turkey’s first five civilizations, Hatti, Hitties, Greeks,
Romans and Byzantines, along with the peoples whom they fought and
intermarried in the regions from Istanbul to the coast. Returned
specifically, traveling to the east researching Nemrut Dag, a Collasal
Tumulas, built by Antiochus I, First Century B.C.
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