Anthony E. Billotto, the son of an artist, was born in New York City, in 1948..At the age of twelve he and his family moved to northern New Jersey where he became the first Art Major in his high school, studied at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts and attended Montclair State College as a major in Art Education Major..
After brief stints as an art teacher, commercial artist, theatrical set designer/builder and model maker, he embarked on a career as a toy designer and product developer.
He pioneered new design styles and techniques and formed AEB & Associates Design Group, a successful design and inventing company in northern New Jersey that specialized in toys, games,sporting goods, trade show displays and showrooms.
Some artists who have influenced his creative thinking include Paul Klee,Lyonel Feininger, Gustav Klimpt, Paul Cezanne, Walt Disney and most importantly, his father Anthony T. Billotto.
"From my earliest childhood recollections,other than raising my son, I have enjoyed nothing more than drawing, painting, sculpting and building interesting constructions using any materials at hand.
For my entire commercial career I have imparted at least some purely artistic elements into every design solution in which I have been involved. This has not always been easy.
My Fine Art pieces use many of the techniques and materials that I use[d] as an
industrial designer and product developer.
The creative process is my life...with no strings attached."
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