A painter and poet born in Italy, Ivo David is the founder of the artistic movement "The Fusionism, '56" originating in Europe. His first original Manifesto of Fusionisn, '56 and his book of poems Memories of an Artist are registered with the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
He received his first art lesson from his beloved father, Arduino David who was an artist in Italy. In 1960 Ivo David had his first exhibition at the Galleria del Ponte in Naples, Italy. Many other art shows followed in Europe and Italy. In 1964 his works were exhibited at the CrespiArt Gallery, New York City; Seton Hall University (CIC), NJ; Robert Treat Grand Salon, NJ; Salon of Modern Art, Paris; City Hall, Paris; Muse de D'Unet, France; Les Salon des Nations a Paris; Ramapo University, NJ; New York University, NY; Chateau Briand, NY; Las Malamut Art Gallery, NJ; Penn and Ink Gallery, NY,