Casso grew up in colorful New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a graduate of
the John McCrady
which emphasized the “Classical”, or Old Masters method of teaching.
He then worked as an illustrator in the NASA Space Program for fifteen years.
In 1973 Larry founded the Baton Rouge Fine Arts Academy, where he has taught over 13,000 students.
Highlights of his career include portrait commissions of two Louisiana governors,
and being selected by the State of Louisiana to accompany and personally present
a commissioned painting to Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in Rome, Italy.