The artist

It was the mid-1900s and Italy was on its knees after the war, doing its best to find the energy to rise from the ashes. In the town of Treviso, in an Italian province that was still very rural at the time, a young lad with a great natural talent for drawing and painting who was self-taught but made up for what he was missing in formal education with enthusiasm, was looking for something to fire his young imagination. At the time, the main source of stories and pictures was the cinema – television had yet to be introduced into homes – and fate had it that the young lad turned to films to feed his imagination and his thirst for images; the cinema in question was Cinema Garibaldi, in his home town of Treviso, which he visited regularly. The owner of the cinema took a shine to him and soon the talented youngster had struck a deal with him: he would paint large posters advertising the films at the cinema in exchange for free tickets. The boy’s name was Renato Casaro and little did he know that that town and that cinema were soon to be the launch pad for a long and successful career as one of the most famous and internationally acclaimed painters of film posters of his days setting a precedent in his art.



Renato Casaro was born in Treviso/Italy.


The young Casaro paints the billboards for the Cinema Garibaldi in Treviso.


He moves to Rome as a student at Studio Favalli.

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Studio Favalli was for that time the most important Agency for film publicity.


He opens his own Studio in Rome.

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At the beginning Casaro signs his work C. René, his nickname as a child.


Casaro meets
Dino de Lauentiis.

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Beginning of longlasting and respectful collaboration creating big success with the famous producer.


Beginning of the close relationship with Sergio Leone.

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Casaro creates the movieposters for the Clint Eastwood trilogy for the international market.


Beginning of the collaboration with CINERIZ.

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Prolific and longlasting collaboration with Osvlado de Micheli as art director.


With the movie TRINITÀ starts a lucky series.

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Casaro’s conribution to the success is the characterization of the two actors which remains indelible in the peoples fantasy.


Casaro introduces the use of airbrush.

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Airbrush introduces an epochal change in this branch(sector), the revolution of a style by that time impressionism, turns into realism with great effect.


The golden years of the Italian comedy.

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Casaro designs the movieposters for several of the biggest popular successes of that time.


Casaro realizes the Keyarts for the RAMBO trilogy.

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The American Filmproduction CAROLCO puts the realization of the RAMBO trilogy in Casaros hands.


Sergio Leone calls Casaro for his movie ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA.

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The relation with Sergio Leone takes to the realization of the movieposters and seals Casaro’s international acknowlegdement.


Bertolucci desires Casaro for his movie THE SHELTERNG SKY.

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With this movie starts a prolific collaboration and a longlasting artistic relationship with the famous director.


Casaro dedicates himself for new artistic experience.

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Beginning of the cycle PAINTED MOVIES, a free interpretation of stars and scenes, inspired by the Old Masters of the Renaissance.


Casaro remains the topliner out of digital solutions.

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On top of his career and the upcoming Photoshop Casaro remains true to himself in the scenerie of movies and is searched by his never reduced capacity.


Ecnounter with Giuseppe Tornatore.

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For Tornatore the artist realizes the movieposter for STARMAKER. “The most beautiful poster of all the movies I have directed“ Giuseppe Tornatore.


He turns intensivly towards his cyle AFRICAN WILDLIFE.

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Thanks to his numerous travels in the African bush and the deserts Casaro becomes enthusiastic for the African fauna and the arabian deserts.


Finishes temporary with his cycle for movies with the poster ASTERIX AND OBELIX.


Casaro realizes the calender for the ARMA DEI CARABINIERI for 1999 and 2000.


Casaro moves to Andalucia where he is living and working.

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For a while he refuses commissioned work and turns towards free work, f.e. the decoration of his house with a fresco of 120 sm.


Quentin Tarantino calls for Renato Casaro.

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For his movie ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOO he contacts Casaro as to interpret some posters in the 80th style.