Ido Erani was born in Forlì in 1945 where he has been living and working for over fifty years. He attended the Art School of his hometown and then moved to Milan to the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. It is the 70s, a period in which the city is the fulcrum of important artistic and avant-garde movements at national level. The master comes into contact with exponents of the caliber of Giovanni Cappelli, Walter Cremonini, Giancarlo Giannini and Luigi Timoncini. This youthful experience allows him to develop and refine his art to the point of obtaining important awards. He participates in numerous national reviews, winning prestigious prizes, and sets up various solo exhibitions abroad, mainly in the United States. The most significant stage of the master's artistic career is represented by his long stay in Las Vegas, about ten years, during which he reaches the height of his creative expression. Befriends Roy Linchtenstein and meets the greatest exponent of Pop Art, Andy Warhol. He refines his painting techniques, the methods of representation and the use of color by observing everything that gravitates around him without being contaminated by the trend of the moment, while capturing inspiration and further creative energy. Thanks to his innate talent and love for art, critics recognize and appreciate him internationally; some of his works are exhibited at the Rockefeller museum and the Guggenheim museum in New York as well as in France and Spain where the master is particularly appreciated. During this period he frequently returns to Italy in his beloved Romagna keeping alive and consolidated the relationship with his origins. In 2004 he won the prestigious Rotary award and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow for artistic and humanitarian merits, he received the Paul Harris Fellow also in 2010 and 2014. He exhibited in 2015 at the Arte Fiera di Bologna with the Art Studio "Campaiola" of Rome. Selected by Prof. Vittorio Sgarbi, it is present in the “Il Tesoro d'Italia” exhibition at the Eataly Pavilion of the Milan Art Expo and for the “Il Grano d'Italia” exhibition at the Palazzo della Regione Lombardia.
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