Stefano Vitale is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and
artist. While studying for a degree in Economics at the University of
Southern California, he often traveled to Mexico and the Southwest.
There he found inspiration in the simplicity of the popular local folk
art. This influenced him so much that when he completed his economics
degree Vitale continued at The Arts Center in Pasadena, California for a
Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Vitale's oil paintings on wood have earned him
international awards and a retrospective of his life's work in his
hometown of Padua, Italy. Vitale is best known for his beautiful
folk-style which has earned him numerous awards and a reputation as one
of the most sought after children's book illustrators. After living in
the USA for many years, he moved to Venice with his wife Pamela Berry
and their two children.