Emilio Scanavino (Genoa, 28 February 1922 – Milan, 28 November 1986) was an Italian painter and sculptor.
After a figurative start Scanavino's paintings rapidly took Post-Cubist character. In 1954 his work's characteristic sign started to appear. That is the “stylized knot”, which would characterize all of his following production.
In his late 1970s years paintings, the “knot” is perfectly defined and recognizable.