Dean Russo – new York-based artist, is known for a unique and colorful portraits of dogs of different breeds themselves. Today you can buy originals and reproductions of his works.
Dean Russo, who grew up in a family of carpenters, recalls: "we had a family business, we have made easels, boxes, palettes, in a word, all wood products for artists. The house in which I grew up was always full of art stuff. Besides, my father and my grandfathers were both creative individuals, every day they created new designs and implement new ideas. I was supposed to be a creative person!" Having been educated in fine arts and graphics, being a member of the Brooklyn Artists and the Brooklyn arts Council, Dean Russo works in a variety of artistic techniques. "For years, I mostly draw portraits of people and did it at home, with my dogs by my side. Until one day I came up with the idea, why not draw two of my favorite things?" Inspired by creativity, dedicated to dogs, his two Cocker spaniels, Montana and valley (dead), Dean began to do charity work, along with various shelters and animal rescue centers, as well as trying to raise the consciousness of people.