Mario AVATI |
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Monaco 1921 - 2009
Ecole de Paris
Avati was born on May 27,1921 in Monaco but has spent his working life in Paris. He died 26th February 2009 in Paris.
Together, with the expatriate Japanese artist Shoichi Hasegawa and Yozo Hamaguchi in Tokyo he led the revival of mezzotint as a popular print medium. This painstaking and laborious technique has a richness which no other type of etching can emulate. The depth of colour obtained, particularly the blacks, have a velvety quality. Avati's works are all still lifes,. The inspiration is obviously classical but he is a 'modern' artist in every way
Mario Avati was born , in Monaco in 1921.
He studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Nice and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris.
Practise the carving of any techniques since 1947.
From 1957, produced almost exclusively carvings in the black way, at first in black, and since 1969 in colour.
To date, Avati has made over 400 prints and illustrated six deluxe editions of books with original plates. He was awarded the Prix de la Critique for drawing and printmaking, is member of the most important societies of printmakers in France and has had twenty-one man ...
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