Matteo Massagrande Venetian by birth (Padova 1959), he is a painter and engraver.
Profound connoisseur of the history of ancient and contemporary art, he is interested in the study of ancient painting techniques, of engraving and the art of restoration. His trips to Europe and the world are frequent, excuses,often, to develop pictorial cycles and large compositions. He started exhibiting in the 1973 participating in group shows and competitions, obtaining numerous prizes and awards, including the International City of Pordenone Award 1980, the Rizzoli Prize for graphics 1982, the Burano painting prize 1986. He then gets the Under Award 35 at the Third Biennial of Sacred Art in Venice 1987.
Parallel to the pictorial one, the graphic activity started already in 1974, underlined by the presence in numerous prestigious group shows. Some of his engravings have recently become part of the Uffizi Prints Cabinet in Florence. He has always been faithful, rejecting all the "isms" and fashions of the time, he has his own noble pictorial vision. His language is a cultured synthesis between great history and the most modern figurative research. He has over one hundred personal assets in Italy and abroad. His works are found in numerous museums, churches, public and private collections. He lives in Padua and divides his business between his studio in Padua and that of Hajòs (Hungary).