Francisco Severino was born in 1952, in Descoberto, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He then moved to Sao Paulo in 1972, and began his full-time career as a self-taught artist in 1975 after quitting his job as a metalworker. He is well-known for his accuracy in details and technical perfection. He primarily paint rural scenes and nature in Brazil. Art critic Oscar d’Ambrosio wrote, “His great virtue is the way he works with green, with variations of one who is aware that the painting is much more than the subject matter; it is a way to develop a thought through colours and shapes. What is most impressive about his paintings is the blend of technical accuracy with the heavenly feeling that time stopped so that it could be painted in several scenes, primarily rural ones, immaculately depicted and permeated with essential details”. He has shown his work in numerous shows internationally.