From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Pinter was born at Alassio, Liguria, to Hungarian father and Italian mother. In 1940 his family moved to Budapest where his father received health treatments. Orphaned, Pinter tried to enther the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, but he was not admitted for his divergence with the communist ideas of the. After the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, he fled to Italy. Here, in Milan, he was commissioned a series of advertisement illustrations and posters until, in 1960, he entered the Mondadori publisher with which he collaborated for 32 years.
Pinter realized numerous covers for Mondadori books and magazines, such as Segretissimo (a spy stories series, 14 covers), as well as Maigret and Agatha Christie translations and for Oscar Mondadori (the most sold Italian pocket series). His favoured technique was tempera.