Graphite sketch of Nicola Germano by Guido Casini
This graphite sketch of Nicola Germano was created by fellow internee Guido Casini in Petawawa Internment Camp. On the lower right hand corner, we see the artist's signature. "Petawawa 3-III-1941" also appears at the bottom, dating the sketch to March 3, 1941. The reverse of the drawing has an imprint of another sketch.
Guido Casini was an artist. He was known in the Italian Canadian community of Montreal having worked on the sculpture for Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot) and assisted with the fresco featuring Benito Mussolini in the Madonna della Difesa church. In Petawawa Internment Camp, both he and Guido Nincheri did coal sketches of fellow internees. Vincenzo Poggi completed sketches as well as paintings while in camp.