Daniel Schinasi in his studio 1960
Daniel Schinasi in his studio 1960

Daniel SCHINASI, the founder of the Neofuturism, was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1933. The Schinasi’s are originally a Sephardic family from Livorno, Italy.

Daniel Schinasi born on May 17, 1933, in the district of Cleopatra in Alexandria of Egypt to parents of Italian origins from Livorno. Daniel attended the Silesians school of Don Bosco, an Institute of business studies.

In 1952 he joins the evening class of drawing at the Academy Silvio Bicchi.

During the war of Suez Canal in1956, he repatriates with all his family in Italy and settled in Antignano a Livorno suburb.

His life and his career are marked by creativity, by the powerful relationship with the man, by his religious roots, by his raging battles against social atrocities and by the love for peace.

His artistic activity is spread in so many continents with over 300 personal exhibitions in museums and galleries. He produced dozens of anthologies and retrospectives, several large murals and panels in train stations, universities, prisons, and hospitals.




Daniel Schinasi
Daniel Schinasi

Daniel Schinasi belongs to the original movement originally created in 1970 and named “Neofuturism”. Perhaps, for better understanding his revolutionary style it would be useful to remember what were the origins of Futurism itself. 

The Futurism movement, born in the early 20th century, embraced the concept of breaking away from anachronistic dogmas of the traditional art by glorifying forms of modernity. It was greatly inspired by “The Futurist Manifesto”(F.T. Marinetti, February 11, 1910) and was known in France as ” Apollinaire”.