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Saturday, May 30, 2015


Gianluca Biscalchin was not always Italy’s (or the world’s) favorite food illustrator.  He began his career as a journalist and it wasn’t until mid-life did he feel the tingling in his right hand to start drawing.

Also, he thought of himself as a fine chef until be began dining as a customer in some of Europe’s top restaurant’s.

Now, Gianluca (aka Biscalchin) is flourishing as a food illustrator for the best publications and advertising agencies.  He also does book illustrations and a growing series of contemporary chefs and noted writers of the past.

Speaking of authors, The Literary Coffee (posted here), is a tongue in cheek illustration showing iconic authors and the coffee or other libation they might have enjoyed.

Franz Kafka by Gianluca Biscalchin
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