Painter, muralist. Born in Potenza, Italy on April 26, 1903. Daraio began art studies in Italy and in NYC at the Mechanics' Institute before settling in Los Angeles about 1925. He was active in the local art scene into the 1960s. He died in Palm Springs, CA on Aug. 18, 1993.
His work includes landscapes, decorative murals, and portraits.
Member: Calif. Art Club (pres.); Painters & Sculptors of LA; Artists of the SW; Laguna Beach AA; San Fernando Art Guild.
Exhibition: Santa Cruz Art League, 1942-46; Oakland Art Gallery, 1943-46; LACMA, 1943-45 (prizes); Denver Museum, 1944; San Diego FA Society, 1944, 1945; Society for Sanity in Art, CPLH, 1945; Calif. Art Club, 1946 (award); Pacific Coast Club (Long BeacNearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here