RICH DiSILVIO Biography
Born in New York, Rich DiSilvio exhibited an interest in art, history, music and architecture at an early age. After graduating college, Rich studied under Harold Stevenson at the Academy of Traditional Painting. Stevenson was a protege of Norman Rockwell and it was upon this solid and historic foundation that DiSilvio perfected his own unique style as an artist.
DiSilvio's fine art is available as giclees on canvas, prints or greeting cards, along with a large collection of his books at DV Books.
Throughout his long and versatile career, however, Rich also engaged the fields of architecture, construction, historical writing, fictional novels, educational software, textile giftwares, music, advertising & new media. Beyond an architectural design and construction career under Creative Design Contractors, as an author Rich has written about history, art, music, politics, and many other topics.
His magnum opus The Winds of Time covers the broad spectrum of Western civilization, and his three works of fiction are Liszt's Dante Symphony - an historical thriller; A Blazing Gilded Age - a gripping family saga about a poor coal-mining family in 19th century America; My Nazi Nemesis, an electrifying dark thriller. He also wrote two separate collections of Short Stories.
Meanwhile his Franz Liszt Site and Peter Tchaikovsky page are top-rated resources online, and he created the U.S. Presidents Mugs & T-shirts collection.
DiSilvio's design studio, Digital Vista, has catered to a variety of clients and products, while his art has appeared on book covers and jackets, music CDs, DVDs, posters, T-shirts and other media worldwide. His artistic insights have been published in art books, such as "Idea Revolution" by HOW Design Books, while his fine art received an award of excellence by an international jury and has been featured in magazines and on websites.
In the music industry his works have graced the projects of Pink Floyd, Yes, Alice Cooper, ELP, The Moody Blues, Roy Orbison, Cher, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Jason Aldean, Rolling Stones, Queen and countless others. He has also worked on projects for documentaries, like James Cameron's "The Lost Tomb of Jesus", "Return to Kirkuk", "Operation Valkyrie", "The War Zone" as well as cable tv shows, such as "Celebrity Mole", "Blood Ties, "The Man Show"and others.
DiSilvio also conceived of and manufactured a collector plate and porcelain mugs series in conjunction with the Metropolitan Opera of the great composers, which retailed across the USA and Europe in opera houses, symphony halls and at Tower Records.
As a software programmer and interactive designer, DiSilvio pioneered the first interactive CD-ROM on autism to help train staff members and parents Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). The Autism Academy software has received accolades from PhDs, Special Ed. teachers and the press.