Canadian-Italian artist Antonio Caruso, whose outstanding sculptures are on display in the Knights of Columbus Museum’s current exhibition, Joyeux Noel: Christmas in Canada, will present daily demonstrations in woodcarving from Dec. 5 to 9 at 2 p.m. in the museum lobby.
Born in Italy, Caruso, 61, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan and the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo. While in Italy he developed an innovative technique called frescografia, which he introduced in Canada when he emigrated there in 1982. His works are included in many private collections, museums and churches throughout North America and Europe.
Caruso is one of a few contemporary artists who expresses himself through a variety of techniques, including painting, sculpting and mosaic. He excels at sculpture in wood, stone and marble. From 2008-2010, his art was selected by Canada Post for the subject of its Christmas stamps.