Pino is a decedent of a family of master woodworkers, painters and
sculptors, the 'Ottavii'. His father, Rosario Biafora and uncle,
Giuseppe Biafora 'Ottavio' were great sculptors.
His father lived in Italy, where many of his pieces are on display
in churches in San Giovanni In Fiore. His uncle, whom he was named
after, immigrated to New York between 1910-1920. His work is
displayed in art galleries in New York and Brooklyn and churches
in San Giovanni In Fiore.
Francesco is known by 3 names, 'Francesco' by birth; 'Giuseppe' as
a painter and sculptor and 'Pino' as a musician. His woodworking
gleams in his home; his paintings and sketches hang on the