Attilio Guarracino

Attilio Guarracino

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Attilio Guarracino (1931, Ischia, Campania), is an Italo-Australian migrant who is known for his act of heroism which saved several people during a storm in 1952. Guarracino's early life was one of poverty and small time criminality on the island of Ischia, Italy. In 1948 he was befriended by the American poet Chester Kallman. He later also became a friend of the Australian artist Jeffrey Smart and, soon after, of Donald Friend (1950) becoming his model and lover. In 1950 he went to London with Friend, who referred to him as his son many times in his diaries in the later years. In 1951 he agreed to accompany Friend to Australia and soon after became an Australian citizen. He briefly lived with Donald Friend at Hill End, New South Wales, where they built a studio that has become a national trust. They come to Melbourne for a holiday after six months, where Donald painted a mural called 'The Fountain of Youth' for David Wynn. They went back to Hill End and stayed for a considerable time. In 1953 he moved in Melbourne but after nearly a year he went back to Hill End to poison prickly pears, a hard and lonely job. After another year he moved to Melbourne where he was employed variously
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135888870
  • 9786135888874