Gino Parin (Austrian 1876-1944) Born in Trieste, Parin went on to study at the Venice Art Academy with Gerolamo Navarra, with Eugenio Scomparini in Trieste, and with Karl Raupp in Munich. A painter and a draftsman, Parin earned a gold medal in 1913 in Munich for his works exhibited at several shows and also exhibited in Wien, Trieste, as well as at the Venice Biennale for two editions. He is known for his accurate portrayals and impressive technical abilities. Parin had a unique take on realism; his rich atmospheres and ethereal lighting are said to be poetically suggestive, though he is recognized as a classic artist. He died in 1944 in a Nazi extermination camp.