Gennaro Garofalo was born in Torre del Greco, in the province of Naples, in 1941 and at the age of 13 he made his first Cammeo on shell.
At 16, despite his very young age, between the admiration and wonder of already established Masters, he won the first prize in the glyptic of the cameo.
Eclectic, progressive, creative... the Master Garofalo to his Art did not place any kind of restriction or limit.
He loved to experiment and... while all the others continued with the classic style of engraving, the Master, gave rise to the so-called "Era del Cammeo Garofalo".
It introduces a modern style with soft draperies and double profiles of women, clearing the classic style, loosens the hair in soft fluctuations of wind and radiates the beauty of new faces.