Armando Farina was born in 1928 in Salerno, Southern Italy.
Throughout the hardships and daily struggles of the Second World War the young Farina strove to complete his studies and gain his art diploma. After his graduation he gained entry to the “Della Rocca group” (headed by the great painter from the Neapolitan school), where he studied artists such as Cammarano, Morelli and Gigante.
In 1950, Farina moved to Turin, where he achieved tremendous acclaim and success winning the first National prize in Sulmona, Milan, Rome and Portofino. His career was further boosted with the “Ars et Labor”, where he showed alongside Mattia, Gilardi and Prada. This was followed by shows in the Gissi gallery in Turin and the Annunziata gallery in Milan in 1960. where he started to take an interest in the more informal style of painting which was the current trend without giving up his experiences of unimpressionism.
It was also then that he founded “Ars3”, a collective of artists including Ferrante, Molino and Simonetti.