Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Pericle Principe Di Tiro
La Tempesta
Racconto D' Inverno
Vittorio Accornero de Testa was born in Casale Monferrato, Tuscany Piedmont in 1896. Before WWI he had established himself as a book illustrator and painter using the name Victor Max Ninon. By the 1930s, he returned to book illustration and his original name. He illustrated much loved versions of Pinocchio, Grimm’s Fairytales and books by Hans Christian Andersen. During his long career Accornero also designed sets and costumes for the theatre and movies as well as La Scala in Milan. In 1966, he was contracted by Gucci to design fabric for women's handbags. His floral design is still in production today. Link…


dede said...

Sorry, but Casale Monferrato is not in Tuscany but in Piedmont, very close to Turin. Bye

tellurian said...

Thanks dede, goodness knows where I got that from.