In 1876, Edward Caruana Dingli was born into a family of artists in Valetta, Malta. He studied at the British Academy in Rome and returned to Malta to paint the folk life of his native land.
|Wayside Orange Seller by Edw. Caruana Dingli|
One of his paintings that found its way to innumerable postcards and prints shows a happy Maltese girl resting beside the road with a basket of oranges.
|Debbie Caruana Dingli|
Debbie Caruana Dingli has carried on the family tradition of painting local human stories, but the stories have changed.
She continues, "The other day, my son Bruce mentioned that we spend all our life hearing about how we're supposed to love our neighbour and give them the cloak off our back, and now we're finally being put to the test," she said.