Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza on July 16th 1963. Since he was a child, he
loved history very much, expecially military history. That mainly was due to
the stories his father Tommaso told him about his experiences in the World
War II. Instead, his passion for uniforms comes from his mother Giovanna, a
Giuseppe Rava expands his knwoledge about history and warfare attending a
wargame club. Thanks to dedicated books and magazines, he gets acquainted
with military painters such as Detaille, Meissonier, De Neuville, Rochling,
Ottenfeld and others. And he wished he could paint like them, some day.
Self-taught, he was soon noticed by some publishers and he started with
illustrating children's books. Now he usually works on historical subjects.
Presently, Rava's illustrations are used by "ITALERI", "HAT INDUSTRIE", "HISTOIRE
ET COLLECTIONS", "A CALL TO ARMS", "BACK FALCON PUBLICATION", "EDITRICE
MILITARE ITALIANA", "ANDREA MINIATURES", "EMHAR".