Renato Guttuso was an Italian painter and politician. His best-known works include Flight from Etna, Crucifixion and La Vucciria. Guttuso also designed for the theatre and did illustrations for books. Those for Elizabeth David’s Italian Food, introduced him to many in the English-speaking world. A fierce anti-Fascist, "he developed out of Expressionism and the harsh light of his native land to paint landscapes and social commentary."