Alida Massari is an Italian artist specialising in illustration for children, including picture books and stationery products. Alida was born in Rome, where she qualified in art at the high school and then went on to specialise in illustration at the European Institute of Design. She has always loved art from a young age. She finds inspiration for her work from the architectural details of the ancient buildings, folk traditions and ancient art.
She likes travelling and sketching everything that catches her eye in her countless sketches books! She loves fairy tales, ancient myths, folk stories, Shakespeare’s stories and everyday life! She has illustrated many books, collaborating with Italian, English, German, Australian and American publishers. Her books have been translated in numerous countries. She has taken part in many collective illustration exhibitions in Italy and elsewhere in Europe.
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