| Born in Florence, Italy, October 24,1934, lives in Florence. In 1963 he saw an exhibition of Morandi’engravings and decided to learn etching. At the Accademia in Florence he studied the art of Canalletto, Fattori and Rembrandt under Margheri and Viviani. He holds Morandi’s chair at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Bologna; since 1994 has taught engraving in Florence. |

School -- Tuscan (Florentine)

Number of plates - 420

Preferred techniques - Etching

Favorite subjects - Natura morta, Landscape

Style - Figurative. Classic. Language with "chiaroscuro", a net with the parallel lines, a slow and enveloping technique; Mongatti always does multiple bitings on the plate; stopping-out the preceding lines. Leader of the Figurative and Academic Movement "Academia Nova" which advocates a return to pure, figurative, classical etching.

Present - Bellini. Bolaffi (1974, 1979). Mondadori. Prandi. Gabinetto dei disegni e delle stampe degli Uffizi a Firenze. Biennials in Florence (Palazzo Strozzi), Triennale della grafica contemporanea a Milano; Cittadella, Biella, Oderzo, Ergy, DIC, Museum Bertarelli (100 stampe della racolta di Bertarelli - Milano 1992), Galleria d’arte moderna di Torino, Bienials in Sao Paolo (Brasil), etc... In all important Galleries, Museums and private collections in Italy and the world.

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