Art: The School of Severino

At the age of eleven, Severino Guidi, an Italian farm boy, can boast a string of accomplishments most artists do not achieve in a lifetime. He has won top prizes in national and international exhibitions, displayed work in Paris, Cairo, New York and Honolulu. He has been the subject of a documentary film. He has launched his own art movement. At his first Rome show last week, the dark-eyed youngster shyly received the personal congratulations of a group of distinguished Romans, including Writers Carlo Levi and Alberto Moravia, Sculptor Pericle Fazzini and Painter Afro Basaldella.

Severino's art career began four years ago...

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