Alfredo Longo is a Belgian painter and sculptor. As a child, he liked to paint and draw on, and generally decorate, the walls of his parents’ house. During his school years, he was mad keen on the sketching and drawing classes that he attended, and this subsequently prompted him to enrol as a student at the Fine Arts Academy in Binche. Upon entering the Academy, he went straight into the third year of a five-year course. By learning the art of painting with oils on canvas, he was able to perfect his hyper-realist style and to discover new techniques such as “scratch” art, which he went on to develop through various different media. After winning awards in a number of painting competitions, he completed his academic studies with the highest distinction.