Cassinari took part in the XXVI Venice Biennial and together with Bruno Saetti won a very prestigious national price dead heat, the so-called Gran premio della pittura italaina. There was a room disposed for his personal exhibition, where he presented twenty paintings, and some of them were already part of very important private collections. L. Vitali wrote the following words: “he is reaching his own creation of style… an expression of a painting which has already overcome the step of experience in order to reach the maturity…”. The Italian Ministry of Education bought II limone (The Lemon) for the National Gallery of Rome, while the Modern Art Museum of St. Paul (Brazil) bought Natura morta rosa (Pink Still Life). In the same year Caroline Viviano, manager of the art Gallery of New York, wanted Cassinari to join her equip, but he preferred to go on consolidating his national and European activity.