He was born in Roseto degli Abruzzi in 1945. He moves and settles in Milan in 1967, place where he can express his mechanical engineering passion working as a pilot and a technician for Alfa Romeo engineering department. During the 80’s he starts and gets skilled in his present activity: photorealism and airbrush. Specialized in 50’s and 60’s racing car scenes , his very detailed works, requiring a very long amount of time to be finished – from one until more than three months – are exclusively made only by hand and airbrush. Any kinds of masking are never used. Among his clients: Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Maserati. In 2004 he is awarded the prestigious “Vargas Haward” in the USA. Among the five receivers of this prize in 2004 there was the great Frank Frazetta too.
At the present Alberto is living and working in Trezzo sull’Adda (MI).
Alberto Ponno joined Fine Art America on October 27th, 2013.