Graphite sketch of Gino Tiezzi by Guido Casini
This graphite sketch of Gino Tiezzi was created by fellow internee Guido Casini in Petawawa Internment Camp. At the right hand side, over Tiezzi's shoulder, we see the artist's signature. "Petawawa 12-X-1940" also appears at the bottom right, dating the sketch to October 12, 1940.
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.