by Annalisa Avancini
Oil on canvas
1200 x 1000 x 20 mm
Annalisa Avancini studied at the Arts High School, Trento, Italy and at the Istituto Marangoni, Milan. She won first prize in the 1st Contemporary Art Show 2006 at the Museum of the Americas, Miami and the Painting Prize for Young Artists 2007 at the Verona Fine Art Society. She won third prize in the BP Portrait Award, 2009.
The portrait is of David, whose family moved from Bosnia to a small town in Trento. At the age of seventeen, he is the only boy in a class of girls at the school where Avancini teaches. The portrait captures his transition from adolescence to maturity.
© Annalisa Avancini