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Matteo Massagrande, born in Padova in 1959, is a painter and engraver.

He has travelled in Europe and the world, often for his time for painting and great compositions.

In 1973 he started displaying, participating in competitions, receiving numerous prizes and awards like Premio Internazionale Città di Pordenone 1980, Premio Rizzoli 1982, Premio Burano 1986, Premio Under 35 - Terza Biennale d’Arte Sacra di Venezia 1987.

His Personal exhibitions held in 1992 at the Fondazione Ghirardi a Villa Contarini, Piazzola Sul Brenta, catalogued by Giorgio Segato; in 1995 Palazzo Crepadona di Belluno, “Opere 1974-1994”, catalogued by Paolo Rizzi and in 1996 Palazzo Sarcinelli, Conegliano, “Opere 1986-1996”, catalogued by Marco Goldin, published by Electa.

In 1997 he displays at Casa dei Carraresi, Treviso, “Opere su carta”, catalogued by Marco Goldin published by Marsilio.

In the same year he displays at “Civiche Gallerie di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea”, catalogued by Francesco Loperfido, published by Corbo Editore.

In 1999 he displays at the museum of Borgotaro.

At the same time he develops his skills in engraving started in 1974.

in 1984 Graphic Collection of the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Treviso, in 1998 Incisori trevigiani del Novecento at Palazzo Sarcinelli, Conegliano, in 1992 Gabinetto delle Stampe dell’Accademia di Scienze e d’Arte of Zagreb, in 1993 Prima Biennale dell’incisione Romeo Musa e Repertorio degli incisori italiani al Gabinetto delle Stampe Antiche e Moderne, Bagnacavallo, Ravenna.

In 1989 he illustrated the book “Passato prossimo”, published by the Rotary Club International.

In 1991 he presented the collection “Ne Tisini” with poems by Giorgio Segato, published by Biscupic, Zagreb.

In 1993 he illustrated the story “Cercando Sisol”, by Ermanno Olmi.

In 1998 he illustrated the story of Fulvio Tomizza “Le stelle di Natale”. Recently some of his engravings have become part of the Gabinetto delle Stampe in the Uffizi in Florence.

He has authored over one hundred personal exhibitions in Italy and abroad.

His works are in numerous museums, churches, public and private collections.

He lives in Padova and divides his time between Padova and Hajós (Hungary), where he has a studio.

MATTEO MASSAGRANDE