(1911 - 1997)
Emilio Coia was active/lived in Scotland. Emilio Coia is known for painting, caricatures.
Biography Emilio Coia
Emilio Coia (13 April 1911, Glasgow - 17 June 1997, Clydebank) was a Scottish artist who made his name in the early 1930s as a widely published caricaturist.
Coia was born on 13 April 1911 in Glasgow. He was the son of Italian immigrant Giovanni Coia, a Glasgow ice-cream retailer, who trained him as an artist.
Educated at St Mungo's Academy and the Glasgow School of Art, he had a long period of work in advertising (before, during and after World War II), before returning to the newspaper business (initially in Glasgow), but later for the Edinburgh-published The Scotsman. This led to a long and mutually-beneficial association with the Edinburgh Festival.
Coia also contributed to the early days of Scottish Television; tal
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