The late Gino De Dominicis, who passed away in 1998, is perhaps a lesser-known eccentric Artist recognised for his obscurity and mystery. Little is known about the Artist’s life because he avoided the press and contact with the art world, and he rarely allowed his work to be photographed for reproductions. Born in Ancona, Italy, he studied at a state art institute and took architecture courses at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.

Under the influence of Edgardo Mannucci, De Dominicis developed his own artistic style, working in various media including sculpture, painting, film and installation. Having to apply a definition to his work, De Dominicis preferred to use the term Modern Romanticism. He participated in several biennales during his lifetime in Paris, France (1971 and 1973) and Venice, Italy (1980, 1990, 1995, and 1997). He also participated in documenta 5, Kassel, Germany in 1972.