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Biografia di Franco Pagliarulo

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Francesco Pagliarulo was born in Noicattaro (Bari) on 4 August 1962 and after obtaining his diploma at the Liceo Artistico di Bari, he decides to leave his land and leaves for Rome, where he began his career as a portraitist. In addition to the activities of the portrait that leads him to travel in the most important cities of art in Italy and abroad (France and Spain), Pagliarulo (starting from the 1980s) realizes theatrical scenery with the Tecnoluk Cooperative of Lucca and worked as an illustrator for major publishers such as Corrado Tedeschi (1988) , Macro editions (1992,for the book “Contro tutti I pronostici/against all odds”) and Emi (1994 for the book “Nord Sud”) and for various advertising agencies in Florence. In 1990 Pagliarulo becomes a student of master of Shodo (art of Japanese calligraphy), with master Norio Nagayama, he graduated in 3rd Dan of Japan educational calligraphy in Tokyo and in 1993 he participated in seminars of calligraphy and ink painting in Japan. During the 1990s, Pagliarulo engages in Fresco technique both in public and private areas and in the production of graffiti, for example during the three editions of the event-performance “a graffito for friends”, a tribute to Murabito, in the town of Casoli (LU) starting in 2007. Among his various activities the artist dedicates himself to teaching: in 1996 he teaches shodo for the municipality of Pistoia, from 1998 to 2003 he teaches fresco and graffiti in the schools of Viareggio, Pistoia and Massarosa (LU), in 2004 and 2005 he offers lecturing of shodo and life drawing at the ARCI in Viareggio.