Vittorio's grandfather was one of the most celebrated songwriters of the War Years achieving several 'number ones' and his songs have been recorded by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Vera Lynn.
Vittorio's father was a Jazz singer whose rendition of 'Moment to Moment' was chosen over Sinatra's version for the London Premiere of the Honor Blackman film of the same name.
Vittorio's cousins - Andrew and Stuart as the Douglas Brothers - were the most sought after celebrity photographers of the early nineties. Another cousin was lead guitarist for the highly successful British pop bands The Kursaal Flyers and Eddie and the Hotrods.
Vittorio first trained at the renowned British London art school Central St Martins and then at Roehampton Institute, University of Surrey.
Having spent a time teaching 16-18 year old students art both at A-level and Advanced GNVQ Levels, he returned to his first love of portraiture.
Vittorio now has work in England, Europe and America in both Public and Private collections including the Museum of Hermitage Hall in Norfolk, England.
Vittorio was initially known mainly as a society painter, painting many of the most successful film and television personalities. That said, he continued to vary his choice of subjects, accepting commissions for various art dealers and University professors.
The Donald Hess Gallery (SouthBank, London) has said that they "...had not seen anything that strong in the medium of figurative painting within the last couple of years". This gallery includes work of, amongst others, the celebrated late Francis Bacon.
Vittorio has been singled out both for National television and the National Press coverage. ITV1 featured Vittorio and his portraits on an episode of 'Young, Gifted and Broke,' and Vittorio's recent exhibition in Knightsbridge received coverage on page 2 of The Independent.
Subsequent to Vittorio's appearance on ITV1, Carlton television looked into a television series around Vittorio. Vittorio was to be seen to interview figures in the public eye whilst painting them. Unfortunately, this idea was later commissioned with Rolf Harris as the featured artist.
Vittorio hasn't always been restricted to portraiture either. At the age of 22, Vittorio was commissioned to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Heathrow Airport with two six foot murals illustrating a century of flight.
In 2004, Vittorio began work on 'The School of Postmodernism,' a work, inspired by Raphael's 'School of Athens' that satirized much of the prevalent postmodern thinking. As a result of this work, Vittorio began to look into the role of the artist's intentions in the meaning of a work. In 2008 Vittorio founded the international art movement 'Intentism' that believes that all meaning is the outworking of intention. The movement now has over sixty members that include artists, writer, architects, musicians and philosophers. They have exhibited widely and have published their manifesto in the book' Intentism: Resurrection of the Author' which is available on Amazon.